New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave its ex-post facto approval to the Adaptation of Laws (Amendment) Order, 2019, issued by the President of India under clause (2) of article 372 of the Constitution to amend the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulations (BEFR), 1873.
The notification will extend BEFR to the State of Manipur to give its indigenous people protection from the provisions of Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019, and make necessary changes in the said Regulation. The Inner Line Permit (ILP), which is an offshoot of the BEFR, has been extended as well.
ILP is an official travel document issued by the concerned state government 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 border of India.