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‘ILP will be applicable to entire Nagaland, including Dimapur’

Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday said the government has decided to make the Inner Line Permit applicable throughout the State, including the commercial hub of Dimapur.

“ILP will be made applicable to the entire State, including Dimapur, and we are committed to streamline the system of issuing ILPs to ensure that no illegal immigrant is able to come to Nagaland,” Mr. Acharya said in his address on the first day of the State Assembly budget session.

Under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act of 1853, non-Nagas should have ILP to visit the State, but Dimapur district was not included under the provisions.

The Governor said: “While the government will be taking all legal and administrative steps to ensure this, we would also need active support of the civil society, village councils and people in achieving this objective.”

He said that while the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was of serious concern to all sections, “we are also aware of the threat that is posed to our society by illegal migrants in the State”. Accordingly, he said, the government had set up a panel to suggest measures to strengthen the existing system of issuing ILPs and recommend modalities to check influx of illegal migrants.

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