AIZAWL, Aug 20 - Mizoram�s apex students� body Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), which has set up check-gates along Assam-Mizoram border, has so far pushed back 18 non-tribals whose names were not found in the Assam NRC.
The MZP, which has put up the check-gates to check possible infiltration of Bangladeshi immigrants who did not figure in the final draft of the NRC, however, have withdrawn after the Mizoram Government guaranteed them that the civil and police administration would take the matter in utmost strictness.
The Mizo Zirlai Pawl said in a statement said that it would review the situation and take up the matter again if needed.
MZP sources said that the MZP volunteers and the police personnel at the check points were joining hands in identifying the non-tribals without proper documents who were trying to sneak into Mizoram through Vairengte police check-gate.
�Among the 150 non-tribals who were sent back to Assam due to their inability to show Inner Line Permits, 18 of them were not included in the Assam NRC,� a MZP leader said.
The MZP also issued a statement and had requested all local authorities and Mizoram Government to be alert saying that a sizeable number of people from Assam who are not included in the register of citizens are trying to enter Nagaland, Manipur, Meghalaya and Mizoram.