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Illegal Bangladeshi entrants set up 16 villages in Mizoram

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

Illegal immigrants from neighbouring have set up 16 villages in South Mizoram's district, the Assembly was informed Friday.

There were nine more such villages set up illegally by people who had entered the state without valid documents, K Lalrinliana said.

Of the nine villages, four were set up in district, followed by three in Champhai bordering Myanmar, and two in Mamit bordering Tripura, he said while replying to a query from C Lalsawivunga of the

Besides people from Bangladesh, illegal immigrants from Myanmar, and also reside in these nine villages, officials said.

Officials as well as student leaders, who had earlier conducted study of the border areas, claimed that those entered the state from belonged to the Chakma community.

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 15:10 IST