AIUDF MLA alleges large presence of Myanmar nationals along Assam-Mizoram border

AIUDF MLA Suzam Uddin Laskar alleged that many Myanmar nationals illegally live along the Assam-Mizoram border. His remark came amidst the ongoing border dispute between Assam and Mizoram.

Amidst the ongoing Assam-Mizoram border dispute, Assam MLA Suzam Uddin Laskar alleged that a large number of Myanmar nationals illegally reside along the inter-state border who are involved in illegal activities like drugs trafficking and weapons smuggling.

Suzam Uddin Laskar, All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) MLA from Katlicherra constituency in Assam’s Karimganj district, which also shares borders with Mizoram, told India Today TV that the Assam government are aware of the number of Myanmar nationals living along the state border.

“Mizoram has encroached on a large part of the land of my constituency, Katlicherra. Large numbers of Myanmar nationals are residing in these encroached lands. Mizoram has now become a corridor. Through there Burmese betel nuts, illegal weapons and drugs come. Since the Assam government is continuing its operations against illegal drugs, it has affected these people and drugs mafias,” Suzam Uddin Laskar said.

The AIUDF MLA also raised questions about the alleged illegal weapons in the hands of Mizo people during the July 26 violence that took place at the Lailapur area along the Assam-Mizoram border. The incident had led to the death of five Assam police officers and a civilian and injured over 60 people.

Suzam Uddin Laskar demanded a CBI inquiry into the violence and alleged that a large number of illegal weapons had made their way to Mizoram and most of them were made in China.

“Where did they get the arms, machinery that they had in their hands that day? These weapons are not Indian-made. Many of these weapons are made in China. I demand to impose President’s Rule in Mizoram and also demand that the Centre should initiate a CBI probe into the incident,” Suzam Uddin Laskar said.

He also urged the central government to intervene to resolve the Assam-Mizoram border dispute. The AIUDF legislator of Katlicherra also expressed fear that similar incidents like Lailapur might happen in his constituency as well.

Source: India Today


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