Mizoram is set to launch a crusade to identify illegal or unauthorized villages across the State.
Mizoram officials and leaders of Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) will conduct the process.
This was decided in a meeting of Mizoram officials and MZP leaders held under the leadership of Local Administration secretary R Lalramnghaka in Aizawl recently.
The meeting, it is learnt, deliberated upon the unauthorized villages in Lunglei and Mamit districts.
The student leaders further alleged that the State Government provided several benefits like electricity, school and other amenities to these villages.
The meeting also decided to approach the State Government urging to constitute either a state level or district level screening committee on unauthorized settlements.
Meanwhile, Mizo Students’ Union (MSU) has urged the State Government to evict all residents of Tuichawngchhuah village in Lunglei district by May 18 alleging that the village has been established illegally.
Notably, the All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) approached the Supreme Court against the alleged threats from MSU.
The federation alleged that the threats have been issued despite a stay order dated January 8, 2016 from the Gauhati High Court not to evict the Chakma villagers.
It also sought personal intervention from the Chief Justice of India, Dipak Mishra into the matter.