Nagaland: Govt misses deadline for RIIN implementation

JCPI calls for ‘consultative’ meeting for next course of action 

Dimapur, April 6 (MExN): Almost a week has passed since the Government of Nagaland missed the March 31 deadline issued by the Joint Committee for Prevention of Illegal Immigrants (JCPI) to implement Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN) in Nagaland.

 Earlier on March 19, the Committee had submitted a representation to the Chief Minister to issue an ordinance in order to promulgate RIIN by March 31.

JCPI has made it clear that there can be only a single cut-off year for both ILP and RII- December 1, 19631, adding that it is “non-negotiable.”

Irked over delay in implementation of the recommendations of the Banuo Z Jamir Commission on RIIN, the JCPI also organized ‘peaceful rallies’ in various districts on March 19.

Reminding the State government of the lapsed deadline, and noting that it has “not been forthcoming in its decision,” the JCPI on Tuesday appealed to all tribal apex Hohos to attend a consultative meeting for the next course of action.

A convenient place, date and time will be notified at the earliest, the Committee informed.

“Time has come for us to take a call and be ready to make sacrifices to realize the aspirations of the indigenous people of the State,” it added.

While expressing gratitude to its supporters, the JCPI also informed the citizens to be ‘prepared for any eventualities’ and called for support and mandate towards the signature campaign launched by the Committee since its March 19 rally.