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NIPF, CNSA back government on RIIN

DIMAPUR, SEP 15 (NPN) | Publish Date: 9/15/2019 10:07:47 AM IST

With the process of preparing the Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) already in progress in the state, the Nagaland Indigenous People Forum (NIPF) and Central Nagaland Student’s Association (CNSA), have extended support to the state government for its implementation. 

NIPF, a unit of North East Indigenous People’s Forum (NEIPF) at its executive meeting held on September 14 at the residence of its treasurer, Nongtok Jamir and chaired by convenor, Yibemo Kikon, resolved to support the notification of the State government to carry out RIIN and Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state. 

Media cell of NIPF in a press release said RIIN was a necessity as it was for protection of all indigenous people and its traditions. The forum also expressed concern on the influx of illegal migrants and its threat to the indigenous people. In this regard, the forum stated that all existing ILP check points in the state needed to be further strengthened and ILP(BEFR Act, 1873) specially in Dimapur and all other entry points in the state be enforced at the earliest. NIPF has also urged the government to implement ILP and RIIN at the earliest in letter and spirit without delay before the indigenous people were overrun by the outsiders. Meanwhile, NIPF appealed to each and every indigenous people of Nagaland to be vigilant against the influx of illegal migrants in the state. The forum further said that all the indigenous people were equally responsible to protest our land.

CNSA: Extending support to the government on RIIN, CNSA demanded that the only 16 recognised tribes in Nagaland should be included in RIIN exercise while the cut off year for Kacharis and Garos should be 1963 and that the government should maintain a proper register to ascertain their domicile in Nagaland. 

In a press statement, CNSA president, Himato K. and general secretary, Lipemo M Tsopoe stated that all other recognised Naga tribes should be allowed to register from any recognised village they reside after duly verified by the competent authority entrusted by the State government. 

The association further appealed to the government to take stringent measure to authenticate the genuine citizens of Nagaland. The association has also submitted following points to be followed for the successful implementation of RIIN in the state: 

It stated that government must act strictly to register only the recognized tribes of Nagaland, maintain proper record for Kacharis and Garos with a cut off year of 1963, allow the tribes from Nagaland to register from their place of residence if their village was recognised by the State government, any GB, council chairperson or government officials who certify non-Nagas of Nagaland must be penalised, any other citizens of India if their names were included in the electoral roll of Nagaland of 1963 they must not be indigenous but they can be allowed to be a permanent resident of Nagaland but indigenous and ST certificates must not be issued to them, all other must come under ILP and any person without ILP must be arrested and deported immediately, no shop license should be issued to ILP holders, any person doing business in the name of Indigenous people of Nagaland must be arrested and the license cancelled and Naga person who allowed his or her name must also be imprisoned, labour permit for outsiders to work in Nagaland must be issued for one year only which can be renewed but should not be allowed to work in Nagaland for more than five years continuously, student associations and other civil societies of Nagaland must be permitted to check ILP and ILP office must be made online. 

 

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