AIZAWL, Aug 9 - The Mizo Students’ Union (MSU), the second largest student body in Mizoram, has asked the residents of Tuichawngchhuah, an “unauthorised” village in Lunglei district, to vacate their village by this month.
An MSU leader said today that the villagers have already been served an “eviction order” by the State Government. He also said that the MSU has asked the villagers to vacate their “illegal” village within August, failing which the student body would not be responsible for any “untoward” incident.
He said the villagers of Tuichawngchhuah should not encroach on a forest reserve area but shift to the Tuichawng village.
Tuichawngchhuah is a village predominantly inhabited by the Chakma community, which is located under the jurisdiction of the Tuichawng village council in the Lungsen block of Lunglei district.
Declaring Tuichawngchhuah as “illegal”, the State Government had served an eviction order to the residents on May 28, the MSU leader pointed out.
The Government, in its order, had asked the residents to vacate the village within three months from the date of issue of the order, failing which they would be fined Rs 100 per day after expiry of the deadline.
Officials said that there are 25 “illegal” villages of “illegal immigrants” in Mizoram.
Of these, 16 have been set up in Lunglei district, four in Aizawl district, three in Champhai district and two in Mamit district bordering Tripura, they said.