RIIN a means to address illegal migrant issue: Cong

DIMAPUR, JUL 17 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/17/2019 11:52:43 AM IST

Underlining his party’s stand on RIIN, Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee (NPCC) president K Therie maintained that the issue of illegal migrants needed to be resolved sooner or later either by RIIN or other means and extended cooperation in this regard. In a statement, the NPCC chief stressed on the need for a clear census and identification was necessary for all political and economic programmes both for the nation and for the State. 

In this regard, Therie said RIIN was meant to further authenticate census while Aadhar and electoral roll were to enable the State to apply ILP. 

Therie explained that the simple qualification for RIIN was that the name of a person or his/her name or his/her legitimate ancestor must be in the electoral list of December 5, 1963. He said this would impact upon those who don’t qualify for RIIN and would be subject to ILP and Article 371(A). Therie said bona fide citizens who fail to qualify RIIN would be required to give more explanation regarding their status and position. There said some remained critical of Article 371(A), because the state assembly had failed to make laws for effectively implementing Article 371(A) in letter and in spirit. 

 He said : “Sometimes when the need comes, we cite Article 371(A) to protect us and at other times some call it traitors’ agreement,” he remarked.

Therie said the suggestion made by NPF president Dr. Shürhozelie would be more reliable by making village authorities in Nagaland involved with RIIN. 

He said before such authority was delegated as adoption law differed from village to village, the State required a consensus law on adoption.

Therie said it was the bounden duty of the State Government to execute and discharge justice, equality, protect and preserve without fear or favour, affection or ill-will. 


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