Shillong, Dec 10: Synjuk Ki Rangbah Shnong has said Meghalaya is toothless as the Inner Line Permit (ILP) is not achieved and the Meghalaya Resident Safety and Security Act is not yet being implemented, even as the traditional heads requested the Governor to step in and help the state.
Following the decision by Governor Satya Pal Malik to take up with the Centre for immediate implementation of the inner line permit (ILP) in Meghalaya during his visit to Delhi, the Synjuk Ki Rangbah Shnong, led by General Secretary R L Blah met the Governor at Raj Bhawan on Thursday.
The Traditional heads appraised the Governor about the importance of both ILP and MRSSA in the context of Meghalaya.
“These are issues which are boiling in the states in fact both issues are very important because as of date neither ILP has been achieved nor MRSSA so totally we are toothless while our neighbouring states do have ILP,” Blah said.
“Both these issues are of equal importance for us, so that’s why we have requested the governor to step in and to help us in whatever capacity from his end,” he added.
Stating that lately Manipur is granted ILP but not Meghalaya which has been demanding it for a long time, he said, “In Meghalaya, we have not got ILP as on date, so it’s a genuine issue that people are demanding and with regard to MRSSA this is a very powerful tool for the local durbar.”
During their visit to Raj Bhawan, the Synjuk Ki Rangbah Shnong also explained to the Governor about the role of Traditional heads in the state particularly to maintain peace and tranquillity.
“We have appraised him about the roles the traditional institution have been playing since time immemorial, our roles and objectives is to maintain peace, tranquillity, and harmony in different localities that we are settling in,” the General Secretary said.
However, the Governor has assured the visiting delegation that he will do his best to bring forth the demand of the state and work for the best interest of the state.