Dimapur, Sept 14: In its third phase of initiative against inner-line permit (ILP) defaulters and influx of illegal immigrants into Nagaland, the Naga Students Federation (NSF) on Friday organised a public rally here to demand inclusion of Dimapur district under the purview of ILP.
On August 24, the NSF, along with its federating units, organised a similar rally, as its second phase of initiative in Kohima to protest against influx of illegal immigrants into the state and also to demand inclusion of Dimapur district under ILP system. In the first phase, the NSF, along with the Angami Students Union, jointly conducted massive verification of ILP in Kohima on August 8.
The rally here on Friday failed to draw a big gathering even as countable number of students and members of public, braving the scorching heat, attended it.
Speaking at the rally, NSF president Christopher Ltu the state government requires political will to include Dimapur district under the purview of ILP.
He expressed serious concern over random issuance of ILPs and improper check for ILPs in the check gates in the state. He demanded that the state government properly monitor the ILP holders in the state.
According to Christopher, there are middlemen at work to get ILPs for the outsiders. He asked the students to be watchdog of these middlemen to curb the menace of illegal immigrants.
While welcoming all genuine Indian citizens, the NSF president appealed to the village headmen and chairmen not to issue indigenous certificates to the outsiders without verifying their antecedents. He also appealed to the elders not to hijack the future of the young Naga generation.
Observing that the people with questionable identities are indulging in the anti-social activities in Dimapur, Christopher wanted that all underground groups in Nagaland issue strict order to their rank and file not to use the services of the illegal immigrants.
He also appealed to the Naga students to change their mindset and develop work culture.
“If our economy is controlled by others, our future will also be controlled by them,” he cautioned. “Let’s toil and work hard,” he stressed.
Naga Council president Ghoseto Chophy and convenor of Dimapur Naga Students Union’s high-power committee Temjen Jamir also spoke at the rally, demanding a check on influx of illegal immigrants and inclusion of Dimapur district under ILP system.