Meghalaya: Entry point at Umling to be activated within next few days, says CM
Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma.

Meghalaya: Entry point at Umling to be activated within next few days, says CM

"We are currently training the people who will be manning the entry point. We will be activating the entry point once the training is completed," Sangma told reporters here today.

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Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Wednesday informed that the entry point at Umling in Ri-Bhoi district is physically ready and will be activated within the next few days.

"We are currently training the people who will be manning the entry point. We will be activating the entry point once the training is completed," Sangma told reporters here today.

Earlier, Rs 15 crore was sanctioned to set up the facilitation at Umling, but the same was de-sanctioned. The government later decided to set up prefab structures at the entry-exit point at Umling and, an amount of Rs 2.8 crore was released for this purpose.

CM ON ILP

The Khasi Students' Union (KSU) has threatened to intensify agitations if the Centre fails to comply with the demand to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya.

Reacting to this, the chief minister said such kinds of action is not necessary since the state government is "sincere" in its effort to pursue this issue with the Centre.

"Even the Governor has ensured that he will take up the matter with the Centre; not just for ILP and also for the Meghalaya Residents' Safety and Security Act (MRSSA). We are taking all possible steps to monitor the people who are coming from outside," Sangma said.

According to him, the people are witnessing the committed efforts from the state government's side to ensure a mechanism is put in place to deal with the issue of influx and illegal immigration.

Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma.
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