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12 August 2014

Mizoram Govt Calls Stops Chakma Census

Aizawl, Aug 12 : The Mizoram government has asked Central Young Mizo Association (YMA) to put on halt their plan to conduct Chakma Census.

The state government told the YMA leaders that it acknowledged that their plan to conduct Chakma Census arises out of their love of the Mizo nation and to safeguard the same.

He thanked YMA for its genuine love for the 'Mizo nation'. In the meantime, said the Mizoram Home Minister, it is necessary to take caution that conducting census out of sheer nationalism could result in disunity.

The Home Minister stated it would be against the Constitution to conduct a census for one particular community within Mizoram, and therefore, asked YMA not to go ahead with their plan as of now.

Saying that no government in Mizoram ought to ever allow illegal entry of outsiders, Home Minister called on the Young Mizo Association leaders to cooperate with the government in properly maintaining village register which is meant for keeping record of genuine settlers of each village. 

He further suggested that a systematic plan be made such that this village register is tabled in the Legislative Session, adding, the same would be a good means of preventing illegal entry of outsiders.

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