Police Force Sent to Mizoram Border to Secure Villagers

Police Force Sent to Mizoram Border to Secure Villagers
A large number of armed police personnel have been sent to the northeastern part of Mizoram where people are being intimidated by militants of Hmar People's Convention-Democrats, state Home Minister R Lalzirliana said here today.

The move came close on the heels of HPC-D insurgents sending extortion notes to the village leaders of the areas besides intimidating Young Mizo Association (YMA) branches to abolish their units.

Lalzirliana said people of the area required assurances from the government as they are being intimidated by the militants of Manipur-based Hmar People's Convention-Democrats (HPC-D).

"The state police marched in the area to instill confidence in the minds of the people," he said.

Lalzirliana said the border police outposts in the area would be strengthened and better fire power and additional police outposts would be established in the area to meet the latest challenges of the Hmar militancy.

Meanwhile, majority of YMA branches inside the 'Demand Area' of the HPC-D submitted their assets to the central committee of the YMA as ordered by the HPC-D led by its new leader H Sangbera.

The YMA and local people in Mizoram-Assam border Vairengte town and surrounding areas, however, defied the threats of the HPC-D and urged the Hmar militant group to explain their moves in return.
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