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Anomalies in ILP: ASU
Published on 20 Jul. 2010 12:11 AM IST
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Angami Students’ Union (ASU) has pointed out anomalies in the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act of 1873 in Nagaland and said that government was not strictly adhering to rules of the act. It said that government was not vigilant in issuing and checking Inner Line Permits (ILP), thereby creating free influx of illegal immigrants into the state.
ASU at a press conference on Monday said during its first phase of verification drive, it had verified 9462 non-locals in Kohima and 127 illegal immigrants holding default ILP documents. In a surprise checking conducted earlier on Monday, ASU found 13 more persons with no concrete or valid documents.
Many anomalies were detected such as misprinted and incorrect figures on ILP cards, card issued without photograph of the holder, ILP without name of guarantor or wrongly printed guarantor’s name, age of ILP holder written as zero (0), permanent address of holders not clearly mentioned, spelling errors of name of ILP holder and the Act of 1873 misprinted as 1837 as issued by administration. ASU challenged the government to produce data of illegal immigrants collected so far. ASU president, Voto Nyiekha said government was not cooperating with the union in this matter and added that it would lead to serious issues in the state in future. Stating that it was the duty of government authorities to tackle the problem, he pointed out that the ASU was compelled to take up the issue as the apex students’ body of the capital, concerned for the welfare of the public. The president said that after seeing several loopholes in regulation of the act, ASU was compelled to interfere though it was not allowed to do so.

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