A state of fear and insecurity prevailed among alleged non-locals as the agitation has entered second phase on Thursday.
The agitators have said non-locals would not be allowed to enter localities in Imphal and other places of the state for next five days.
- With demand for the implementation of inner line permit (ILP) in Manipur, the ongoing agitation has entered second phase. The second phase of agitation has begun today.
- Shops run by non-locals in different areas would also be shut during this period.
- But sportsperson and students who would visit Manipur for a short stay would be exempted.
- Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) is leading the agitation.
- The first phase ended on June 5, 2013.
- non-locals were prevented from entering Manipur for five days, during a ban imposed by student wing of joint committee.
Nagaland Post reports: “Over 60 non-locals were barred from entering Manipur without valid documents by the joint committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) during the five-day campaign demanding introduction of inner line permit system in Manipur.”
While talking to media persons, on Wednesday, Manipur chief minister O Ibobi Singh reiterated that the Government will not remain silent if entry of Indian citizens into Manipur is restricted/prohibited by any organisation or individual.