The state government of Nagaland has extended Inner Line Permit (ILP) regime to Dimapur district, which is the commercial hub of the state. Dimapur was the only district that was not under ILP regime unlike the rest of Nagaland, which came into being in 1963. The ILP regime was also extended to neighbouring Manipur with President Ram Nath Kovind signing the order in this effect. Key Highlights The Inner Line permitwas extended by the Governor of Nagaland in exercise of powers conferred under Section 2 of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873. Earlier, on 15 February, state Cabinet had approved the proposal to extend ILP to Dimapur. As per the notification: All non-indigenous people who have entered district after 21 November 1979, will have to obtain ILP within 90 days from 9 December 2019.
Nagaland extends Inner Line Permit regime to Dimapur district
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.
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