Mizoram: MZP continues threatens to Identify Unauthorized Chakma villages; Chakma Social forum approaches Supreme Court

 

AIZWAL, MAY 21: Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) and State government officials will identify the unauthorized Chakma villages across the state. The decision has taken at a meeting was held between Government officials and MZP under the leadership of Local Administration secretary R. Lalramnghaka, said MZP leaders.

In last week, the All India Chakma Social Forum (AICSF) has approached the Supreme Court against threats from MZP to forcibly evict the Chakma villagers from Tuichawng Chhuah village under Tuichawng Village Council in Lunglei district after Friday, the 18 May 2018. This threat has been issued despite a stay order dated 8 January 2016 from the Hon’ble Gauhati High Court in WP(C) 134/2016 not to evict the Chakma villagers.

“There are a total of 49 Chakma families comprising of 224 persons residing at Tuichawng Chhuah village in Lunglei district of Mizoram which was established more than 40 years ago and officially recognized as a revenue village. The villagers have been provided all kinds of facilities including voter ID cards, ration card, MGNREGS cards, Garden pass/periodic pattas, New Land Use Policy (NLUP) benefits, school under Sarva Shiksha Abiyan, electricity connections, etc” claimed AICSF.

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