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The Meghalaya government would not allow any groups to illegally implement Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state, chief minister Conrad K Sangma has said.

Sangma on Wednesday said that law and order would be strictly maintained in the state.

Chief minister Sangma’s statement comes after the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) threatened to implement its ‘own ILP’ in the state.

He said that the government has been communicating with everybody that there is a sincere effort from the government side to implement ILP.

KSU president Lamokstarwell Marngar had on Tuesday said that they would be compelled to implement their own ILP if the centre further delayed its nod to implement the ILP in the state.

The KSU had earlier warned of an intensified agitation if the Centre continues to ignore their demand of immediately implementing the ILP.

The ILP is in force in four northeastern states — Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland.

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