The Meghalaya Assembly will hold a one-day special session on December 19 to pass a resolution to introduce the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.

Chief minister Conrad Sangma on Sunday said Governor Tathagata Roy has taken steps to convene the special session.

“In the session a resolution would be adopted requesting the central government to introduce the ILP in the state,” Sangma said.

A delegation of Meghalaya government met Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday and demanded to introduce the ILP in the state.

“We have discussed the ILP issue and other problem of Meghalaya with the home minister and he assured us with positive approach,” said Sangma.

Amid violent agitations across the CAA, the Union home ministry , promulgated the ILP in Manipur on December 11.
On Friday, over 20,000 people gathered in front of the Raj Bhavan in Shillong demanding implementation of the ILP in Meghalaya.

According to the provisions of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), 2019, the new legislation would not be applied in the 10 Tribal Autonomous District Council (TADC) areas of Assam (3), Meghalaya (3), Mizoram (3) and Tripura (one).

Also the new legislation on citizenship would not be executed in three northeastern states – Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram — where the ILP regime is applicable.

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