Pressure groups in the state upped the ante to demand the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya and held a public meeting in this regard here today.
Four pressure groups – Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), Federation of Khasi, Jaiñtia and Garo People (FKJGP), Ri-Bhoi Youth Front (RBYF) and Hynñiewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) – burnt effigies representing the central government and Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at the event in Motphran.
Speaking at the gathering, KSU President Lambokstarwell Marngar said that the Covid-19 pandemic is dangerous but the CAA is more so.
“This (virus) can go away anytime but there is another virus from Delhi and that is CAA and it is on this basis that a cure for this is needed and that is ILP,” Marngar said.
He also urged the gathering that even if the Centre does not implement ILP in Meghalaya it is the duty of every indigenous citizen of the state to implement their own measures to curb influx.
Marngar also said that it is the responsibility of each and every citizen to make others understand the necessity to have stringent laws to protect the state.