IPF plans protest at New Delhi's Jantar Mantar on Nov 4

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Port Blair, Oct 22 (UNI) The Island Protection Forum (IPF) has planned to launch a protest movement at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi against the Andaman and Nicobar Administration on November 4.

The IPF has been demanding job security for the unemployed youths of Andaman and Nicobar Islands by re-introducing domicile policy.

The organisation is also demanding introduction of Inner Line Permit to check influx of population, immediate recruitment on all vacant posts in the administration, assured by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his 2005 visit (soon after the Tsunami) and continue existing pattern of seat allotment for island students till the establishment of medical and engineering colleges here.

On August 30, the Island Protection Forum (IPF) had organised a peace rally in Andaman to press for their demands and given 30 days deadline to the Andaman and Nicobar Administration to address these demands.

''Due to failure of Andaman and Nicobar Administration to address these long pending demands we are bound to highlight our problems in New Delhi. We are also planning to meet the Prime Minister with our grievances,'' Island Protection Forum president M T Mustafa told UNI today.

Around 100 members of the IPF and other allied organisations are expected to join the protest at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi.


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