Manipur chief minister N Biren Singh on Monday said that as the government decided to introduce Inner Line Permit (ILP) system, debates on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act Law are not worth.
“Manipur need not worry about CAA as the state has been protected by ILP system,” chief minister Singh said.
Singh said with the implementation of ILP system, the fear of the indigenous population that they would be rendered minority due to immigrant influx, will no longer loom large.
He said this while addressing a public gathering in Bishnupur district after a pro-CAA rally organised by state BJP.
The rally which was a part of the party’s nationwide Jana Jagran, a pro-CAA campaign, was held amid strong criticism from opposition parties and civil society groups.
The rally attended by thousands of BJP workers was led by chief minister Singh.
The rally started from Moirang and culminated at Kumbi Khunou ground where a public meeting was held.
He urged the public to shift focus on the National Register of Citizen (NRC) exercise and also the welfare of the state.