MZP demands to demolish unauthorized Chakma villages in CADC


AIZWAL, APRIL 24: The Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), an apex Students’ body of Mizoram has demanded the demolition of unauthorized Chakma villages in Chakma Autonomous District council (CADC) of Mizoram. In giving warning to the state government, MZP president L. Ramdinliana Renthlei  said “If Government fail to demolish them on or before June 30, we will take stringent measure.”

Speaking at a Press conference here on friday, MZP claimed that there are at least 14 unauthorized Chakma villages are being established in the area by Chakma immigrants.

According to the information sought from local administration department through RTI there were 23 unauthorized Chakma villages in 2013 and now it came down to 14 said Renthlei. He asked to clarify the state government whether it has demolished the nine unauthorised villages or accepted it officially as authorised villages.

MZP President also alleged the Chakmas of being intimidating to the local Christians in CADC. "Many Christians were told to give up their faith by the Chakmas while many were warned that they would not get development if they remained Christians. A Christian missionary in Kurbalasora village was denied a rented house and was forced to live in the church building. Indigenous Mizos are not allowed to own land in the council area," he alleged.

He alleged that the district council's behaviour towards Christians was "unconstitutional and anti-secular".

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