Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday night and demanded the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.
Sangma on Saturday Tweeted, “MDA Govt delegation called on Hon’ble Home Minister @AmitShahji around 12.30 am today in Delhi to urge the Central Govt to implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya. The State Govt will convene a one-day special session to bring in Govt resolution to implement ILP.”
Meghalaya government will hold a special session to bring a resolution for ILP in the state.
Sangma said that the home minister was very receptive to all the issues raised by the delegation and has agreed to examine the matter.
The union home ministry has extended the ILP to Manipur and other parts of the North East.
Meanwhile, Assam and other states in the North East are witnessing agitations in the wake of the Citizenship Amendment Bill.
The Adaptation of Law (Amendment) Order, 2019 dated December 11 has included ‘districts of Kamrup, Darrang, Nowgong, Sibsagar, Lakhimpur, Naga Hills, Cachar, states of Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and area of districts of the state of Nagaland as notified from time to time’.
Various organizations in the North East had been raising their voices against the CAB citing it as a threat to their ethnicity, despite assurances from the union government.