The Joint Committee on Prevention of Illegal Immigration (JCPI) of Nagaland has called all presidents and general secretaries of all tribe hohos and civil society organizations to be present at the proposed meeting on Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) on July 5 at 11 am.
In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, JCPI convener K Ghokheto Chophy and secretary Tia Longchar, stressed that the issue who was an indigenous Naga would be deliberated at the meeting.
The meeting will delve into widespread adoption and mixed marriages prevalent in Naga society, and especially against the backdrop of infiltration of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants into the State.
The organization has stated that unless Nagas defined who was an indigenous person and who was not, implementation of ILP in the State, including Dimapur, would be a useless exercise.
The deliberation would have to take place without delay as the State government had already notified the RIIN exercise, it stressed.
JCPI said due to pressure exerted by it and the sagacity of chief secretary Temjen Toy led to formation of Abhishek Committee on ILP.
JCPI said while teachers would be roped in to enumerate the indigenous inhabitants, it reminded the State government not to repeat the e-roll farce during the RIIN enumeration.
It also pointed out that the Election Commission had admitted that out of 11 lakh entries in the e-roll, four lakh entries were bogus.