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Mizoram district council and minority affairs minister R Lalzirliana
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No illegal villages in Chakma area: Mizoram minister R Lalzirliana

Statement follows Mizo Zirlai Pawl’s allegations that there are at least 20 unauthorised villages in Lunglei and Mamit established by illegal Bru & Chakma immigrants

Aizawl: Mizoram district council and minority affairs minister R Lalzirliana on Wednesday said there were no illegal villages in Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) area.

Replying to a query from KT Rokhaw of opposition Congress, Lalzirliana said, “No unauthorised villages have been established by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh in Chakma area since the formation of the new government.”

The minister, however, did not mention any establishment of illegal villages in Chakma area and other districts during the erstwhile Congress government.

Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) has alleged that there are at least 20 unauthorised villages- 19 in Lunglei district and 2 in Mamit districts, which were established by illegal immigrants of Bru and Chakma community from Bangladesh and asked the state government to raze them.

Lalzirliana informed the august house that there were reports of wanton anomalies in recruitment under the governments of three autonomous district councils in the state especially in Chakma council.

Permission has been sought from the state governor for probe into the alleged illicit recruitment, he added.

He said that a report by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (2016-2017) revealed illegal recruitment in Chakma council, which has been already clarified.

Lalzirliana said the government will look into the appointment order of nominated members for Chakma council, published on March 12 after the election model code of conduct came into effect.

During the second sitting of ongoing budget session on Wednesday, Chief Minister Zoramthanga presented report of CAG for the year ended 31 March, 2017.

The Mizoram Village Defence Organisation (Amendment) Rules, 2017 and The Mizoram Lokayukta Rules, 2016 were also laid in the house.

The august house also paid tribute to former legislator F. Manghnuna, who died on January 11 at the age of 81.