ILP: DC, police asked to play by the book
Dimapur, March 2 (EMN): The Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) has criticised the Dimapur district administration and the police for their ‘knee-jerk reaction’ in imposing fine on people without following standard procedures considering that the ‘strengthened system for implementation of ILP has not been finalised.’
The JCPI issued a note to the media on Monday.
“It has been reported in the local newspapers that on Thursday the 27th February 2020, the district administration along with the police conducted an inner-line permit drive in and around Clock Tower and rounded up around 40 people who all were taken to the DC’s office and were imposed fines of 600 rupees,” the committee stated.
“The knee jerk reaction of the district administration without following standard operating procedures has resulted in pressing the panic button among the non-Naga communities in Nagaland.”
The committee stated that the ‘strengthened system for implementation of ILP’ has not been finalised’ and ‘it is questionable under what provision of law has the fines been imposed.’
The JCPI also noted “with severity” vested interest groups and individuals “having sinister motive to usurp the proper and effective implementation of ILP in Dimapur.” They will be made answerable in due course of time, the note stated.
“The JCPI is ever ready to hold dialogues with any aggrieved community or individuals to ensure the effective implementation of ILP with 1st December 1963 as cut-off year.”