AIZAWL, Aug 16 - Young Mizo Association (YMA) has decided to undertake village population registration in places where Chakmas live on its own if the State Government does not take any steps in this regard.
�The meeting of the Central Executive Committee of YMA in Aizawl yesterday made the decision to go ahead with village population register,� a statement from YMA said.
YMA had tried to organise Chakma Census to detect foreigners or illegal immigrants among them but deferred the move after being assured by the State Government that it was contemplating to do the same.
If the State Government had not taken any initiatives, YMA would go ahead with the village population registration without coordinating with the government, the statement said.
The move followed the inclusion of four Chakma students to study in medical colleges in various parts of the country under State quota as �indigenous people� last month.
Chakma community people are found in Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya and West Bengal and Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh. � PTI