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Review move to leave Assam out of ILP, govt told

  • Assam

GUWAHATI: The Supreme Court on Monday gave the Centre four weeks for a “comprehensive relook” at a presidential order excluding Assam from the inner-line permit system, whose implementation several outfits have demanded as a shield against CAA, reports Rokibuz Zaman.

“We want to hear this matter. Even in the Kashmir issue, the same point was involved. Please reconsider your decision,” Chief Justice SA Bobde told attorney general KK Venugopal while adjourning the hearing of two petitions challenging the Adaptation of Laws (Amendment) Order, 2019, through which the ILP was extended to some northeastern states, excluding Assam.

The petitioners, All Tai Ahom Students’ Union and Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuba Chatra Parishad, termed Assam’s exclusion “unconstitutional” and said the state required a system of regulating the entry of “outsiders”.

Advocates Vikas Singh and Kaushik Choudhuryargued that the ILP system was crucial to insulating Assam from provisions in the new citizen-ship law that many organisations fear would leave the state burdened with illegal immigrants.

News Source Times of India

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