Mizo Home minister for stringent action against insurgents

Last Updated: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 14:01

Aizawl: Mizoram Home Minister R Lalzirliana
on Thursday said the state government would take stringent action
against insurgents and other criminal elements, especially
those coming from Myanmar.

Lalzirliana told reporters that insurgents like the Hmar
People`s Convention (Democrats), operating in Manipur, would
not be allowed to indulge in unlawful activities on Mizoram
soil.

"We have booked some people who had helped the Hmar
insurgents in their activities to extort money from the people
living in the border areas," he said.

He said many ethnic Mizos coming from Myanmar are
involved in drug trafficking and other criminal activities
like murder, rape and robbery. Foreigners Act would be
strictly enforced and those committing crime in Mizoram would
be deported en masse if they continue illegal activities.

"We may face international outcry, but we may have to
take appropriate action in order to enforce strict law and
order in the state," he added.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, February 4, 2010 - 14:01

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