MIZORAM: NGOs want guv’s nod on registers bill to detect foreigners
The umbrella organisation of all the major civil societies and student associations of Mizoram on Thursday urged the state government to impress upon Governor Prof Jagdish Mukhi to give assent to a bill that seeks to detect foreigners illegally residing in the state.
The Mizoram Maintenance of Household Registers Bill, 2019, was passed by the state Assembly on March 19.
In a statement, the NGO Coordination Committee expressed regret that the governor was yet to give assent to the bill after four months of being passed in the Assembly.
Chief Minister Zoramthanga had earlier said the influx of foreigners into the state that shares over 700-km border with Bangladesh and Myanmar has remained a serious concern for several decades.
The Committee also expressed unhappiness over Mizoram being without a regular governor for a long period of time.
Mukhi, who is also governor of Assam, has been given additional charge of Mizoram in March after resignation of Kummanam Rajasekharan from the post.