The Khun Hynñiewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) has expressed its dissatisfaction with the ongoing Assembly session, which has not discussed the issue of the Inner Line Permit (ILP).
Today, KHNAM Vice-President Thomas Passah demanded the state government disclose the status of Meghalaya’s demand for ILP, which was encapsulated in an Assembly resolution last year.
“The people of the state long for an answer on what is the current position of the ILP,” Passah told Highland Post. “What are its prospects? When was the communication received (on the ILP) from the central government?”
Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and other ministers have frequently visited New Delhi since the passage of the resolution and Passah insisted that the CM reveal whether ILP was discussed during these meetings of his to the national capital.
With the Citizenship Amendment Act on the verge of being implemented, the state government should not downplay the urgency of implementing ILP in Meghalaya, he opined.
“We do not see seriousness on the part of the government for ILP in the state, which makes us believe that the resolutions are just an attempt to disperse the crowd who had gathered to demand ILP,” he said, alluding to the intense public pressure on the MLAs ahead of last year’s resolution.