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Mizo party alleges illegal influx from Assam

By Newmai News

AIZAWL, Nov 11 - The Mizoram People�s Conference (MPC) on Monday blamed the Mizoram government headed by Zoramthanga for the alleged influx of illegal migrants from Assam into the state after publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC).

A statement issued by the MPC alleged that there has been �unusual and speedy increase� in the number of �outsiders� in various district headquarters of Mizoram since the publication of the NRC in August in Assam.

The party also accused the Mizoram government of failing to protect the state�s boundaries. The MPC said the �speedy and abnormal increase� of non-tribal population can cause demographic impact and hamper the business of the native Mizos. The party also asked the state government to �raid and find out the illegal immigrants� and push them back to their places.

However, police said they have not received any report of illegal influx to Mizoram from Assam.

The Mizoram government in September alerted police and issued an order instructing officials not to issue �temporary� Inner Line Permit (ILP) to persons whose names did not figure in the NRC. Three Mizoram districts � Kolasib, Aizawl and Mamit � share a 64.6-km-long border with south Assam�s Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts.

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