The issue of Inner Line Permit in Meghalaya has once again gained momentum with hundreds of activists from the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations took on the streets to demand the implementation of ILP.
On Friday, hundreds of activists took to the streets of capital Shillong and protested outside the Meghalaya secretariat shouting slogans against the state government and demanding the implementation of ILP in the state.
The protestors of Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisations also attempted to barge inside the premises of the secretariat but the security personnel deployed restricted them.
Protesters also stated that till ILP is not implemented in the state, they won't stay on rest. The protestors also warned that if their demands are not met they will forcefully shut down the secretariat.
Inner Line Permit is a British introduced law that regulates the movement of people in a particular state. As per this law, if a person from any other state visits the state where ILP is implemented, they would require a permit to enter the state. The Britishers had introduced this law during their era which kept the Northeastern region isolated from the rest of India. This law was also used as a tool by the Britishers to inject missionaries into the Northeastern region and convert the tribal population.