Manipur brought under Inner Line Permit Regime: exempted from CAB

Manipur in India’s North-east has been brought under Inner Line Permit regime as promised by Home Minister Amit Shah to an all-party delegation headed by N Been Singh ahead of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha. Been Singh is heading the BJP government in the state having borders with Assam, Nagaland, Mizoram and Myanmar. It is the fourth state where a person from other state requires Inner Line Permit to visit and no permanent residency is allowed. The other states are Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland (excluding Dimapur) and Mizoram. President Ram Nath Kovind has signed the necessary recommendation under the Bengal Eastern Front Regulation of 1873 on the government’s recommendation. CAB will not be applicable in Inner Line Permit, areas governed under the 6th Schedule of the Constitution. ILP gives protection to the local people’s movable and immovable property besides their customs, traditions and way of life.The NDA Government has also remained committed to uphold and implement The Assam Accord of 1985 to curb infiltration from across Assam-Bangladesh border. CAB is not applicable in most of the parts of the North-east, says PM Narendra Modi while expressing concern over violent agitation against CAB.

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