Verify illegal Bru settlers of Mizoram, PC urged

The Mizo Students Union has submitted a memorandum to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram urging him to constitute a verification committee on the Bru community who allegedly stayed in the state illegally.

Updated: May 22, 2011, 18:48 PM IST

Aizawl: The Mizo Students Union (MSU) has
submitted a memorandum to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram
urging him to constitute a verification committee on the Bru
community who allegedly stayed in the state illegally.

The MSU said there were no Brus in Mizoram in the 1961
census while there were 9,828 Brus in the 1971 census and that
many people belonging to the community illegally continue to
enter the state from Bangladesh through Tripura.

"We accepted that Brus, who are Indian citizens can
become good citizens and can stay in Mizoram, but the MSU held
that illegal immigrants from Bangladesh could not be
accepted," the memorandum, faxed to Chidambaram on Friday,
said.

The MSU also urged the Centre to accept the Mizoram
Trading Regulation Bill, 1991 in toto and increase the number
of reservation in jobs for the Scheduled Tribes.

The memorandum also urged the Union Home Ministry to
intervene in the border dispute between Mizoram and Assam and
solve the long-standing border between the two neighbouring
states.

PTI