The apex students’ body of Mizoram, Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), had asked the State Government to make strict laws and tighten security along the Mizoram border to prevent influx of illegal immigrants from Assam.
MZP has also threatened to set up infiltration gates along the Assam-Mizoram border if the government fails to take steps by August 15.
President of MZP, L Ramdinliana Renthlei expressed apprehension that Mizoram might face an influx of foreigners from Assam after publication of the final draft of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in which names of about 40 lakh people have been left out.
Renthlei said many neighbouring states of Assam have sounded the alert in view of the possible entry of the foreigners from Assam.
Renthlei slammed the State Government for being silent and for not taking any security measures in view of the possible entry of foreigners from the neighbouring state.
He said many foreigners, who have been left out in the final draft NRC might try to enter Mizoram as well.
He also said that after there were reports about the possible entry of foreigners from Assam, the students’ body had approached the State Government to tighten security along the Mizoram border.