Angami Students’ Union (ASU) launched their month long verification drive for non-local populace in the state capital here on Monday.
Hundreds of non-local residents came and registered themselves at the ASU office, Old Minister Hill on the first day. The migrant populace had to produce their valid ILP documents and also ID card issued respectively by both the Hindus and Muslim society in the state capital and obtained ID cards issued by the students union by paying Rs.100/-.
An estimated 15,000 to 20,000 non-locals mostly businessmen and labourers have been living in the state capital. ASU had carried out similar drive in the past where it had reportedly registered around 8000 non locals which are estimated to be only about half of the total population.
“Our verification drive is to monitor the influx of migrant populace and also assist the administration in checking illegal influx of non locals as well as foreigners” said ASU president Voto Neikha. During the course of the verification, if any non locals are detected without valid documents and are staying illegally, they would be handed over to the administration for necessary actions and deportation, he added.