Identity cards for genuine Indian Muslims in Kohima

Dimapur, February 10 (MExN): The Kohima Village Youth Organization (KVYO) will be coordinating with a Muslim community organization in a drive to identify illegal immigrants in Kohima and issue Identity Cards only to genuine Indian citizens of the Muslim community. The KVYO informs that the identification drive would be covering other communities very soon. 

The youth organization held an emergency meeting with the Muslim Welfare Society of Kohima (MWSK) today in Kohima “with regard to the prevailing disturbances concerning members of the Muslim community and non-locals in general.” 

The organization said in a note today that the meeting decided on issuing detailed Identity Cards to all the genuine Indian citizens of the Muslim community residing under the KVYO’s jurisdiction. The ID drive would be done by the MWSK in co-ordination with the KVYO.

“The ID card will have detailed information of the individual concerned both at Kohima and their permanent residences. This information will be used as an when required to help the administration and law enforcing agencies in case of any unwanted situation, if arises. The KVYO has given till March 1 for the MSWK to complete it. Those Muslim individual who do not posses the ID card will be treated as illegal immigrants and will not be allowed to be present at Kohima,” the KVYO said 

The organization, meanwhile, has asked the government of Nagaland and the district administration to be cautious while issuing Inner Line Permit to non-locals, so that genuine Indian citizens are not victimized. 

The youth organization pledges fullest cooperation and support to the district administration to check illegal immigrants.