Amidst the intense protest across the Northeastern states and few parts of India, the Manipur government declared holiday on 10th of December 2019 in celebration for being granted Inner Line Permit by the Union Home Minister of India on 9th of December 2019 which is the most prolong demand made by the Manipuris.

However, the question arises here is that, “do ILP really solve the issue of illegal immigrants settling in the state?” If yes, then why these three states like Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland have to oppose against Citizenship (Amendment) Bill despite having Inner Line Permit since 1873 after the document issued by Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873.

So, is it not just an eye wash granting you a inner line permit? Yes, ILP does save to some extend from illegal immigrants but does it realy solve the real issues?