Mizo Zirlai Pawl, Mizoram’s apex students’ body, claimed to have ‘pushed back’ at least 424 suspected Bangladeshi migrants into Assam as part of its drive launched on Monday to check influx of illegal immigrants into the State following publication of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam on July 30 last.
MZP president L Ramdinliana Renthlei said on Monday that his organization has been doing the border policing in collaboration with Mizoram Police.
He said that these migrants mostly labourers were trying to procure inner line permits, but on verification it was found that their names are not in the final draft of the NRC in Assam.
The MZP has set up ‘NRC check gates’ along the Assam-Mizoram border at Vairengte, Bairabi and Saiphai and continuously manning them since August 20.
MZP president further said that the checking will continue.
The MZP president alleged that a large number of Bangladeshi migrants who were left out in the Assam NRC are trying to flee to the neighbouring states.