AIZAWL, March 5 – Young Mizo Association (YMA), the most influential organisation in Mizoram has expressed its concern over the influx of ‘foreigners’ into the State.
Lalchungnunga, president of Central YMA, while expressing his concerns over influx said, “Our guests coming from our neighbouring country are not good guests”. Though the YMA leader did not name the country, it is presumed that he was pointing at Myanmar.
The YMA leader further said that indigenous people of Mizoram welcomed and accepted them as good guests expecting co-operation from them. “Despite such expectations, the reverse happened when they enjoyed long stay in our State”, he said.
A number of instances of their indulgence in crimes, violation of laws and social norms have been experienced. He also asked the people to open their eyes on this issue.
The YMA president also asked the Mizoram Government to look into the fate of displaced Mizos who left their villages in Sakhan area in Tripura.
This was conveyed to Mizoram Home secretary, Lalmalsawma by the Central YMA leaders who met him in his office recently. They also discussed various matters on repatriation of the Bru refugees presently lodged in Tripura camps. The Central YMA leaders agreed to co-operate with the government in the ongoing repatriation of the refugees. They, however, reiterated their stand that only indigenous Bru people will be accepted to return to Mizoram.