Imphal: The Manipur government has asked all educational institutes to close for an indefinite period until further orders in view of widespread protests by various social organisations demanding implementation of Inner Line Permit System (ILPS), official said on Friday.
The government had issued the order yesterday as students were joining the movement launched by Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) for restriction of entry of non-Manipuris in the state.
JCILPS sources they would continue the stir till its demand is met as the identity of Manipuris will be lost in a decade's time if the government was not prepared to protect the indigenous population.
They said people coming from outside has outnumbered the number of tribal population in the state.
Official sources said the government was prepared to consider the issue with the representatives of the Committee, which has been spearheading the agitation for the last four months.