Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik has said that implementation of Inner Line Permit in the State will be harmful.

Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik expressed that implementation of ILP will adversely affect the State’s tourism and investments.

“I am yet to understand on how ILP implementation would help the people of Meghalaya. There will be negligible investment and tourism. It will be harmful,” said Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik.

However, he said that he has no objection to travel document that envisages protection of indigenous people of the State.

He said that it is up to the Centre, whether it allows implementation of the ILP in the State.

The Meghalaya Governor felt that implementation of ILP will make the tourists hesitant to visit the State.

He said that small-time business establishments would be at the receiving end following the implementation of ILP.

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Speaking about approving the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA), Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malik said that it is lying with the Centre for its assessment.

He said that the Centre first needs to give its nod to the Act before he can give his assent to it.

Meanwhile, pressure groups in Meghalaya have been continuously pursuing its case on implementation of ILP in the State.

The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisation (CoMSO) has asked Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong to impress upon the Centre to implement ILP in the state when they visit Delhi next.

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