- Nagaland’s Deputy Chief Minister has backed Register of Indigenous Inhabitants of Nagaland (RIIN). He has argued that it will help to safeguard the State from outsiders.
- The RIIN was announced by the Nagaland state government in June 2019. The exercise began on 10th July and will be completed in 60 days.
- It is aimed at preparing a master list of all indigenous peoples. It is being prepared to stop the issuance of fake indigenous inhabitant certificates.
- December 1, 1963, the date on which Nagaland attained statehood is the base year for determining an indigenous inhabitant of the State.
- The exercise is being conducted through an extensive survey of residents in every village and ward in the state and is based on existing official records. The list will be prepared under the supervision of each district administration.
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