Now You Require An ILP To Visit Manipur

Manipur becomes the fourth state where the ILP is being used
Loktal lake in Manipur
Loktal lake in Manipur

The Home Ministry earlier this month issued a notification stating that travellers wanting to visit Manipur will require an Inner Line Permit (ILP). It is a document that is required by non natives of the state to visit the state and regulates their period of stay. 

The Inner Line Permit falls under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations,1873 which was used by the British to protect their interests in the elephant, oil and tea estates. Currently, it continues to be used in India to protect indigenous tribal cultures in the Northeast.

After Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram, Manipur has become the fourth state where an ILP is required. President Ram Nath Kovind signed the order in this effect earlier in December 2019.

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