The 40 lakh odd population of Assam not included in the final draft of National Register of Citizens created alert in Mizoram over the possible illegal entry into the state. Mizoram DGP Balaji Srivastava has said that the Mizoram Police and its subsidiary intelligence are closely monitoring the situation and that Mizoram police outposts along the Mizoram – Assam border have been alerted.
“Forces deployed at the Mizoram-Assam boundary have been alerted after the recent publication of the draft National Register of Citizens, forces deployed at the boundary are being told to keep vigil,” Mizoram DGP Balaji Srivastava said.
“Non-tribals are barred from entering the state of Mizoram without valid inner line permit; I have convened a meeting of all concerned superintendents of police, more drastic efforts will be put into place,” Mizoram DGP said.
“Mizoram will not allow any illegal entry, boundaries will be strictly monitored,” he added.
Meanwhile the apex student body of the state the Mizo Zirlai Pawl has issued a statement saying that they would take the issue of illegal immigration if the state government does not take appropriate action.
“40 lakhs persons from Assam have been omitted in the National Register of Citizens draft which was published recently by the Assam government, the porous Mizoram-Assam boundary will sure be one tempting target for these illegal residents, we strongly urge the Mizoram government to take more actions to curb this infiltration,” L Ramdinliana Renthlei, president of the MZP said.
The student body has stated that student volunteers would be deployed along the strategic points in Mizoram-Assam boundary if the state government fails to act to prevent what they called a possible ‘mass exodus.’
“We will set up check gates at strategic locations on August 15 if we are not convinced by the state government actions,” L Ramdinliana Renthlei said.