Constitutional Validity Of Inner Line Permit System In North-East India

Sharlin Puppal, MNLU Mumbai

Introduction and Historical Background

The Inner Line Permit System was designed for frontier regions of the northeast for establishing peaceful administration and protection of the hilly tribal regions of Northeast states. The colonial establishment brought this system as a policy to exercise control on the northeast region more efficiently. It was introduced on the grounds of protecting the ethnic community and customary practices of the indigenous groups to ensure safety and protect their livelihood from the illegal immigrants of neighbouring countries and to preserve their heritage. Initially, it was brought in the hilly regions of Assam by restricting any form of economic activities, property transactions and settlement from outsiders in this region.

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