Tag: Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

President Ram Nath Kovind extends ILP regime to Manipur Inner Line Permit Regime

Ram Nath Kovind, President of India signed an order to extend the Inner Line Permit (ILP)regime to Manipur. The decision was taken after the announcement of the extension of the ILP to Northeastern state by Amit Shah, Minister of Home Affairs (MHA)in Lok Sabha. Key Points: Manipur is the fourth state to have the ILP after Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram. Other state citizens require ILP to visit these states in terms of Section 2 of the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations, 1873. The extension will exclude the state from the provisions of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019, the bill has been cleared after receiving nod from Rajya Sabha. ILP is an official travel document issued by the Government of India to allow the inward citizens to travel into a protected area for a limited period of time. The document is an initiative taken by the Indian Government to regulate movements to areas located in the international border of India. The bill to implement ILP in Manipur was introduced in 2018 by the Government of Manipur, and was approved on 10 December 2019.