Govt to frame RIIN norms after holding consultations

DIMAPUR, JUL 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/11/2019 11:19:40 AM IST

Following various opinions and concerns expressed by different civil society groups and tribal hohos after the State government proposed rollout of Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) vide a notification on June 29, the government has now clarified that it would hold extensive consultations with all stakeholders before its implementation.

While welcoming the concerns and observations expressed by different sections, “as such type of approach is the basis of any democratic society”, home commissioner R Ramakrishnan in a statement said the State government was of the clear opinion that the proposed exercise was a new initiative and needed consultations and deliberations with participation from all sections and stakeholders. He said guidelines for its implementation were still at an early stage of formulation and would be finalised after extensive consultations. 

Towards this end, the home commissioner said the government would hold consultative meets with all sections and stakeholders so that the proposed exercise was in everybody’s interest and protected rights of all citizens. Ramakrishnan assured that the government would not take any hasty decision, the process would involve and engage civil society and the citizenry of the State and that no decision that could be termed discriminatory or in contravention of the interest of people or any community would be undertaken.

He explained that the RIIN was aimed at streamlining the system of issuing Indigenous Inhabitant Certificates, besides maintaining record of such indigenous inhabitants. 


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