The inner line permit is an official travel document issued by the government of India to allow inward travel of an Indian citizen into a protected area for a limited period.It is obligatory for Indian citizens from outside those states to obtain a permit for entering into the protected state.The document is an effort by the government to regulate movement to certain areas located near the international borders of India.

The state which requires this are :

1) Arunachal pradesh

2) Mizoram

3) Nagaland

4) Manipur(controversial)

5) Jammu and Kashmir

ILP  for Northern-Eastern states :

– ILP  is required for Indian citizens to enter Arunachal pradesh ,Nagaland and Mizoram.

-ILP is issued under the Bengal eastern frontier regulation , 1873 (The main intention  to bring in the Bengal eastern frontier regulation,1873 was to isolate various backward areas under the British India)

   ILP controversy in Manipur :

The controversy is because MiNA(Mizoram,Nagaland and Arunachal pradesh) were under the British rule till independence,Britishers implemented ILP permit there , but Manipur was princely state so ILP wasn’t implemented there.

-Although Manipur had created its own system of permit but it was abolished in 1951

*Now people of Manipur have made an organisation Federation of Regional Indigenous Societies(FREINDS) and they are demanding GOI for ILP in Manipur.

-In 2012, Manipur state assembly also passed a resolution urging for ILP.

Need of ILP in Manipur :

-Migration from Bangladesh , Nepal and Myanmar

-To reduce competition to native youth.

-To control Human trafficking , Drug trafficking , incidents of rapes and other crimes.

-To control discrimination towards local tribes by foreigners.

-To protect the native’s language and culture.

Joint committee on Inner Line Permit system (JCILPs) is commissioned to look after the issues in Manipur and three bills are passed till 2016.