AIZAWL, Aug 24 - Leaders of the central committee of the Young Mizo Association, the largest and most influential civil society in Mizoram, today discussed the need to check the rising menace of drugs and influx of foreigners during an interaction with Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan at the Raj Bhavan here.
The YMA leaders highlighted the numerous activities taken up by the organisation in this regard. They pointed out that the number of young drug users has risen during the recent years and suggested that skill development training would keep them away from drugs. They also disclosed the efforts made to combat the smuggling of drugs including the formation of the Ruihhlo Do Core Committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister.
The YMA leaders said it was high time the Central Government made an intervention in this regard. They also urged the Myanmar Government for cooperation in the matter. They stressed the need of a visit by Narcotics Control Bureau officials to take stock of the situation and also of increasing the presence of military personnel along the border to check smuggling and influx of foreigners from neighbouring countries.
The YMA underlined the need for the State to have its own register of citizens on the lines of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) being prepared in Assam, to check illegal immigration.