Aizawl: Mizo Students’ Union (MSU), the second largest students’ body in Mizoram, has asked residents of Tuichawngchhuah, an unauthorised village in south Mizoram’s Lunglei district, to vacate it within this month.
A leader of MSU regional headquarters, Lunglei told EastMojo that the villagers were already served eviction order by the state government.
He said that the MSU has asked the villagers to vacate their illegal village within August failing which the student body will hold no responsibility in the event of any untoward incident.
The leader further said that villagers of Tuichawngchhuah should not encroach on forest reserved area but shift to Tuichawng village.
Tuichawngchhuah is a village predominantly inhabited by Chakma community, which is located under the jurisdiction of Tuichawng village council in Lungsen block of south Mizoram’s Lunglei district.
Declaring Tuichawngchhuah as being established illegally, the state government had served an eviction order to the residents on May 28.
The government in its order had asked the villagers to vacate their village within three months from the date of issue of order, failing which they will be fined Rs 100 per day after expiry of the deadline.
Officials said that there are 25 illegal villages being established by illegal immigrants from Bangladesh.
Of these, 16 were set up in Lunglei district, four in Aizawl district, three in Champhai district and two in Mamit district bordering Tripura, they said.