The newly formed Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) is poised to advocate for several crucial issues. These include the long-pending demand for the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP), addressing the matter of 44 per cent reservation for Scheduled Tribes (ST) in central universities, tackling interstate boundary disputes, and addressing the menace of drug abuse, among other concerns.
Following the oath-taking ceremony of the recently elected CEC members, HYC’s new president, Roykupar Synrem, spoke to reporters about the challenges ahead for the organisation. Synrem acknowledged that, over the past nine years since HYC’s establishment, the primary focus has been on the ILP issue.
“While we have succeeded in pressuring the government to pass a resolution, we recognize that the resolution is a step forward and not the ultimate result we seek. Our expectation is for the State government to exert pressure on the central government to accept the resolution passed by the State Assembly,” emphasised Synrem.