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CADC CEM refutes reports on �illegal villages� in Council area

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AIZAWL, March 30 - Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) Rasik Mohan Chakma on Friday refuted the news reports that quoted him as saying that there are illegal villages within the jurisdiction of the CADC.

Several newspapers in Aizawl reported on Thursday that a team of Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) members led by their president L Ramdinliana Renthlei had on Wednesday called on Chakma to discuss wide range of issues, including influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, discrimination of native Mizos inside the CADC area and alleged special protection of the Chakma community within the Council.

The news reports further quoted Chakma as saying that his government will make concerted efforts with the MZP to demolish these purported �illegal villages�.

Dismissing such reports as �purely concocted and misleading�, based on fictitious and fabricated sources, Chakma asserted that the newspapers have misreported on the meeting and attributed him with statements he did not make.

�I refute these mala-fide and mischievous out of context reports attributed to me in the newspapers,� Chakma added. Clarifying this, he reiterated that the issue of alleged existence of illegal villages in CADC was neither raised nor discussed during the meeting.

He sought to point out the fact that as recently as on March 13, District Council and Minority Affairs Minister R Lalzirliana has clarified that no unauthorised villages have been established by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in Chakma area since the formation of the new government.

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CADC CEM refutes reports on �illegal villages� in Council area

AIZAWL, March 30 - Chief Executive Member (CEM) of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) Rasik Mohan Chakma on Friday refuted the news reports that quoted him as saying that there are illegal villages within the jurisdiction of the CADC.

Several newspapers in Aizawl reported on Thursday that a team of Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) members led by their president L Ramdinliana Renthlei had on Wednesday called on Chakma to discuss wide range of issues, including influx of illegal immigrants from Bangladesh, discrimination of native Mizos inside the CADC area and alleged special protection of the Chakma community within the Council.

The news reports further quoted Chakma as saying that his government will make concerted efforts with the MZP to demolish these purported �illegal villages�.

Dismissing such reports as �purely concocted and misleading�, based on fictitious and fabricated sources, Chakma asserted that the newspapers have misreported on the meeting and attributed him with statements he did not make.

�I refute these mala-fide and mischievous out of context reports attributed to me in the newspapers,� Chakma added. Clarifying this, he reiterated that the issue of alleged existence of illegal villages in CADC was neither raised nor discussed during the meeting.

He sought to point out the fact that as recently as on March 13, District Council and Minority Affairs Minister R Lalzirliana has clarified that no unauthorised villages have been established by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in Chakma area since the formation of the new government.