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Mizoram: Special task force looks for ways to tackle illegal immigrants from Bangladesh

Mizoram: Special task force looks for ways to tackle illegal immigrants from Bangladesh
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A district-level special task force committee has decided to create a mechanism for identifying and deporting undocumented Bangladeshi immigrants from...

A district-level special task force committee has decided to create a mechanism for identifying and deporting undocumented Bangladeshi immigrants from the border areas of the state.

The committee held a meeting, chaired by district deputy commissioner Benjamin Lalzama, at south Mizoram's Lunglei district to discuss ways to tackle the influx of immigrants, an official statement here said.

Top police officers, representatives of the Border Security Force (BSF) and leaders of civil societies were present at the meeting, it said.

Officials posted along the border areas were instructed at the meeting to take care while issuing birth and residential certificates to ensure that no foreign nationals were in possession of such documents, the statement added.

Mizoram has been facing a democratic nightmare due to unchecked flow of Bangladeshi nationals, mainly from the Chakma community.

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