NESO condemns Gauhati HC order on ILP

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Aizawl, Jun 27(UNI) A day after Mizoram observed Protest Day, the North Eastern Students Organisation(NESO) today vehemently condemned Gauhati High Court's interim order that restricts the Inner Line Permit(ILP) in the state.

NESO, an apex student body of the Northeast, was surprised to see that the Court took such a condemnable decision undermining the sentiments of the people in three Northeastern states.

It may be recalled that the court order which forbids Mizoram government from arresting and deporting any Indian national on grounds of not having ILP followed a miscellaneous petition filed by the North East Plains People's Traders and Youth Federation.

The ILP or the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation 1873, is in force in Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh besides Mizoram.

A NESO statement also pointed out that it had been demanding implementation of the ILP in the entire North-East region to protect the indigenous people from economic and social assimilation by the inhabitants of plains.

NESO further expressed support to the Arunachal Pradesh Students' Union(AAPSU), for trying to safeguard the Inner Line Permit, in the wake of one Sanjay Hazarika's comments for removal of ILP from the NE states.

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