Special Mizoram Assembly session against HC order cancelled

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Aizawl, Jul 6 (UNI) An all-party meeting, headed by Home Minister Tawnluia, has cancelled its earlier decision for a special session in Mizoram Assembly to discuss a High Court interim preventing the state government from arresting and deporting Indian nationals under the Inner Line Permit/Regulation (ILP).

The meeting, attended by the several NGOs and churches yesterday, concluded that since the PIL that led to the HC interim order was up for hearing on July 22, it would be inappropriate to call the session before the date.

It said such special session, slated for July eight in a similar meeting on June 23, would be summoned thereafter, if necessary.

However, it agreed to go on with its earlier move to send delegates to Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh where the ILP, contemplated by the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation 1873, was in force.

The team would study how the ILP was enforced in the states and might seek for joint efforts to safeguard the tribals of the three states from assimilation of numerically larger people from plains, sources said.

Meanwhile, circumstances revolving around the High Court's interim order had compelled Mizoram's Additional Advocate General A Dasgupta to tender his resignation a few days back.

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