New Delhi/Guwahati: A Home Ministry appointed committee has suggested 1951 should be the cut-off year for defining the indigenous people of Assam and introduction of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) to control the movement of people from outside the state, sources said on Monday.
The committee has also suggested two formulas for the reservation of seats for the indigenous people in the Assam Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies of the state, including 67 per cent quota for them.
Besides, the panel suggested that the ILP should be introduced in Assam so that movement of people from outside that state could be controlled.
As per the rules, outsiders have to take permission from designated authorities before entering the areas where the ILP is applicable.
The ILP, notified under the Bengal Eastern Frontier regulation, 1873, has been in operation in Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Mizoram for long and it was introduced in Manipur in December 2018 following an uproar over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA).
In case of reservation of seats in the Assam Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in the state, all members, except three, have suggested that 67 per cent seats should be reserved for the indigenous people. The remaining three members suggested that the reservation in legislative bodies should be 100 per cent.