Aizawl, November 9: Mizoram’s apex student body, the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) president L. Ramdinliana Renthlei today said that the organisation welcomed the displaced Bru tribals, who are languishing at seven relief camps in neighbouring Tripura, to return to Mizoram.
Speaking on the occasion of an interactive function with members of Mizoram Journalist Association (MJA) being held at MZP office here, the newly elected president said that the student body as well as the people of Mizoram strongly welcomes native Bru resident to come back to Mizoram.
He however, reiterated the student body stand on Bru issue saying it would never allow the Bru tribals to exercise franchise outside Mizoram.
The president also said that the student body would continue to spearhead on a war footing a movement to safeguard and protect Mizoram and Mizo people from being economically or socially colonized and assimilated by outsiders.
He said that the student body would form a sub-committee to look into the issue of Chakmas and Brus in Mizoram.
Expressing concern about the growing influx of Chakma foreigners from neighbouring Bangladesh, he said that the student body would take massive effort to drive out and deport all illegal migrants from Mizoram.
According to the MZP president, there are several villages in Chakma areas which have been established illegally.
“We would take massive efforts to abolish those illegally established villages in the Chakma area,” he added.
While stating the need for improving education system of the state, Renthlei said that the student body has vowed to take effort to improve education system by giving special focus on quality education.
He added that the student body would take measure to ensure that all teachers are stationed at their respective posting places.
The function was also addressed by MJA president Vanlalrema Vantawl and MJA vice president Zonunsanga Khiangte.