IMPHAL: The Haokha Mamang Women’s Association (HMWA) has appealed to the state government and concerned authority to put at hold issuance of ILP passes until normalcy of the Covid-19 situation in the state returns, mentioning the panic among the public that was created by the decision of the government.
In a press release signed by secretary of HMWA Kumu Leima said that the issuances of ILP passes was kept on hold by the state government and concerned authority since March 18 as a part of the game plan to tackle the dreaded Covid-19.
While the state is encountering the very unfortunate situation of people without any travel history getting infected and local transmission rising rapidly day by day, the Special Secretary Home, Manipur Government H. Giyan Prakash had issued an order on restoring the issuing of ILP passes from July 21. The development is very unfortunate for the entire people of Manipur, the note stated.
In this connection, the people of Manipur want to ask if provision of ILP passes at this hour is unavoidable since there is a possibility of the state moving to a red zone classification. As the decision on issuance of ILP passes has resulted in creating more panic to all the public it should be discontinued again until the Covid-19 situation comes to normalcy.