Shillong, Dec 1: A legislator from Assam’s North Karimganj Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha today called on Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma to raise their concern on media reports which stated that ‘virtual Inner Line Permit’ is likely to be implemented in Meghalaya.
Purkayastha said that Chief Minister has assured that no such mechanism or ‘virtual ILP’ is being implemented in the State.
“We had raised concerns because Meghalaya is a transit for Barak Valley in Assam and is also a transit to States like Tripura and Mizoram. However, Chief Minister has assured that nothing of that sort is being planned by the Government.”
He said that Chief Minister has told them that entry and exit points are coming up in Meghalaya, which will not hamper any citizens on transit, however, it will only be applicable for those entering Meghalaya.
Purkayastha also raised concerns on alleged harassment of Bengali residents of the State. He said that Chief Minister has clearly stated that law of the land will prevail and the government will not allow harassment to any citizens of the State.
Sources in CMO Meghalaya said that the Chief Minister nor any other Ministers has given any statement on ‘virtual ILP’ as has been reported in some sections of media.
It may be mentioned that Meghalaya Legislative Assembly has passed a resolution on ILP, which is still pending center’s nod.