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Mizo students’ body against OBC status for Gorkhas
AIZAWL, FEB 21 (AGENCIES)
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Published on 22 Feb. 2011 1:12 AM IST
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: Mizo Students Union, on Saturday, met State Home Minister R Lalzirliana and voiced their opposition against granting OBC status to the Gorkhas in Mizoram.
‘’The Mizoram government seems to be in favour of giving OBC status to the Gorkhas in Mizoram even as the latter have intensified their long-standing demand for the same,’’ MSU leaders told the home minister.
‘’It is very insensible to include Gorkhas in the OBC category as that would enable them to enjoy more privileges than the Mizos, who are under Schedule Tribe, as per the All India Reservation Policy,’’ the MSU observed.
Granting OBC status to the Gorkhas could also lead to a demographic invasion by the Gorkhas living in other states of India, the MSU expressed fears.
The Young Mizo Association, the apex Mizo organisation, had earlier voiced strong objection to granting OBC status to the Mizorams Gorkhas, stated a report posted in Sinlung.
AR apprehends 2 UNLF cadres

IMPHAL, FEB 21: Troops of 23 Assam Rifles and 28 Assam Rifles under HQ IGAR (South) launched joint operation Monday at Singjemai area and apprehended two UNLF cadres.
The duo, identified as “L/Cpl” Kh. Sushil Singh (28) and Winerjit Singh (20) had in their possession a .32 mm pistol with magazine and two live rounds. The accused were handed over to Singjamei police station along with the arms and ammunition.

 
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