Guwahati: Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh Saturday sought Inner Line Permit (ILP) system from the Centre for his state like some of its neighbours for "protection of the indigenous people".
"There is growing demand for enactment of suitable legislation for protection of the indigenous people of Manipur. Similar demands are there in some other state in Northeast like Meghalaya," Singh said in his address during a security meeting of all Northeastern Chief Ministers with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here.
This demand is gaining support from people as some of the Northeastern states like Nagaland, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh have ILP system, he added.
"The Centre should bring uniform legislation for all the North East states on this issue in line with ILP or similar to that...Central government should find a solution to this issue," Singh said.
During the meeting, the Chief Minister put forward a Rs 1,722.12-crore demand for developing and improving various infrastructure for the police force.
He also demanded fencing along the Indo-Myanmar border in line with what has been done along the border with Bangladesh and Pakistan.