KHADC urges Governor to introduce ILP in Meghalaya

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The Khasi Hills Autonomous District council (KHADC) Thursday tabled a resolution urging the Governor to introduce the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to check and control migration of outsiders into the areas under the jurisdiction of the council.

KHADC has jurisdiction over the tribal areas in East Khasi Hills, West Khasi Hills, South West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya and is one of the three autonomous district councils in the state.

Tabling the Khasi Hills Autonomous District (Inner Line as adopted from the Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873) regulation Bill, 2018, KHADC chief executive member H S Shylla said there was “mass migration” arising out of the implementation of the National Register of Citizens in Assam in tribal areas under the jurisdiction of the council.

He said the unchecked migration of Indian citizens into tribal areas is also posing “grave danger” for the ethnic Khasi tribe who are recognised as Scheduled Tribes in the Constitution.

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