RIIN only for 16 recognised tribes — Central Nagaland Student’s Association
Dimapur, Sep. 15 (EMN): The Central Nagaland Student’s Association (CNSA) has asked the state government to include only the 16 recognised tribes of Nagaland in the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) with 1963 as the cut-off year for Kuki and Kachari communities.
In a statement issued on Sunday, the association suggested to the government to allow members of the tribes from Nagaland to register from their place of residence if the village has been recognised by the state government.
Any GB, council chairperson or government officials who certify non-Nagas must be penalised by way of imprisonment for six months or more as minimum punishment, it stated.
“Any other citizens of India, if their names are included in the electoral roll of Nagaland of 1963, they must not be indigenous but they can be allowed to be a permanent resident of Nagaland; but indigenous certificate and ST certificate must not be issued to them.
“All others must come under ILP and any person without ILP must be arrested and deported immediately; no shop license should be issued to ILP holders; any person doing business in the name of indigenous people of Nagaland must be arrested and the license must be cancelled, and the Naga person who allowed his or her name to be used must be imprisoned also,” the association stated.
Labour permit for outsiders to work in Nagaland should be issued for one year only, which can be renewed but no person should be allowed to work in Nagaland for more than five years continuously, according to the CNSA.
“Student associations and other civil societies of Nagaland must be permitted to check ILP and help the government in implementing the ILP. ILP office must be made online and issue ILP online only,” it stated, adding that the association will cooperate with the state government in all matters related to the implementation of ILP in Nagaland.