Aizawl/New Delhi (zoramobserver.com): The Joint Committee of Mizoram NGOs and the Delhi unit of the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (DMZP) staged protest events against illegal immigrants in Aizawl and Delhi on Saturday.
The main event in Mizoram was held near Vanapa Hall where leaders of Mizoram civil bodies and student bodies expressed their dislike against the illegal immigrants in Northeast India especially in Mizoram. They also condemned politicians and governments that ruled Mizoram for a number of years for not paying attention to the influx of foreigners just for vote bank.
The event was organized by Joint NGO Coordination Committee comprising Central YMA, Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), Mizo Students’ Union (MSU), Mizoram Upa Pawl (MUP) and Mizo Hmeichhia Insuihkhawm Pawl (MHIP).
Addressing the demonstration in Aizawl, Central YMA general secretary Lalhmachhuana said that Mizoram has been facing crisis of influx of foreigners in the state since long.
He said that the state government must frame “Foreigner Tribunal” and constituted “Task Force” being already directed by the central government to check the influx of illegal immigrants in the state.
Newly elected Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) president L. Ramdinliana Renthlei called the unity of all Mizo tribes to safeguard and protect Mizoram which has been inherited from Mizo forefathers.
He said that the MZP would never allow foreigners to share the rights and privileges of the indigenous people.
MSU adviser PC Lalrinhlua also appealed to the state government to abolish 44 villages established illegally by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in Chakma areas in Southern Mizoram and asked the state government to deport them to their home land.
Former Central YMA President Lalbiakzuala said the Joint NGO coordination committee will continue to take stringent measures for abolition of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) which was constituted illegally in 1972 along with Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) and Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC).
He added that the resolution passed by the Central YMA for abolition of CADC will not affect the existence of MADC and LADC and appealed to all Mizo tribes to lend support to the NGOs in their fight to abolish the CADC.
In Delhi, the demonstration against illegal immigrants was held at Mizoram House, Vasant Vihar under the aegis of Delhi Mizo Zirlai Pawl (DMZP) and the Central YMA. Among others, the event was attended by Central YMA president Vanlalruata, Central YMA vice presidentR. Lalngheta, MSU president RB Lalmalsawma, MSU general secretary Lalthanzuala, lone Rajya Sabha member from Mizoram Ronald Sapa Tlau, Prof. Joy Pachuau (Jawaharlal Nehru University), Senior Advocate (Supreme Court) Upamanyu Hazarika and Adviser to Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union Delhi (ASUD) Romjir Rakshap.
They also passed a resolution demanding the Mizoram government and central government to take measure for restriction of influx of foreigners and deport them to their homeland. Among others, the leaders participating at the demonstration also demanded the constitution of investigation team involving central government, state governments and various civil organizations to study crisis of illegal immigrants in Northeast India, district level monitoring mechanism to monitor birth & death registration and to tighten security along the Indo-Bangladesh border.