Implement Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland within March 31 — JCPI
Kohima, March 12 (EMN): The Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) on Friday asked the state government to immediately act on the Banuo’s Commission report on Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) and make necessary law to implement it through an ordinance within this month.
A press release issued by the committee warned that it will resort to democratic protests till their demands are fulfilled.
The decision was taken at its consultative meeting with the apex tribal bodies and civil society organisations held in Dimapur on March 12, wherein the gathering was appraised of the ultimatum given to the chief minister with March 15, 2020 as the deadline to fulfil its charter of demands on the enactment of RIIN and enforcement of inner line permit (ILP) in Nagaland with December 1 1963 as cut-off year.
“The house further resolved that all the tribal hohos will submit their representation to the government through their respective Deputy Commissioners by organising a peaceful protest rally in their respective jurisdiction to enforce RIIN exercise within the 31st of March 2021,” read the press release.
It added that failing to meet their demands would attract protests and “each apex tribal hohos will chart out their own convenient programme”.
Mentioning that “everything was kept in abeyance” following Covid-19 outbreak last year, it said an open letter was written to the CM to pass the Banuo’s Commission report on RIIN in the NLA winter session but there was no positive outcome