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Meghalaya CM seeks PM’s intervention for ILP implementation

Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and sought his intervention for the implementation of Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the northeastern state, officials said.

Sangma, who led a delegation, also sought the inclusion of Khasi and Garo languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

“The delegation submitted a memorandum to the PM, seeking his intervention in addressing major concerns of the state — ILP and inclusion of the two languages, which are spoken by the majority of the people, in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution,” an official said.
ILP is an official travel document issued by the Centre to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period.

Of the eight states in the northeastern region, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram and Nagaland are currently under the ILP regime.

In 2019, the state sought the implementation of the ILP in Meghalaya under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation 1873.

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