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24 October 2012

Barak Valley Students Send Memorandum Against Mizoram Harassment

Memo to President against harassmentKarimganj (Assam), Oct 24 :  Barak Valley-based NGO Youths Against Social Evils (YASE) on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to President Pranab Mukherjee in protest against what they described as "recent incidents of harassment" of daily wage labourers and business men from other states in neighbouring Mizoram.

The YASE submitted the memorandum through the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar district in Assam. According to the memorandum, labourers and businessmen who have been residing in Mizoram with the valid Inner Line Permits and licenses have faced harassment during recent months at the hands of various outfits.

Asking for protection of businessman and labourers with valid permits, the memorandum also said that outfits in Mizoram have in many instanced demanded 'donations' and money from such people.

It sought the intervention of the President to ensure the safety and security of the non Mizo workers and traders in the hill state.

YASE also demanded that Inner Line Permits should be checked only by Mizoram administration and not by any other outfit.

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