CYMA to oppose inclusion of Gurkha in OBC category

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Aizawl, Jul 18 (UNI) The Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA) is up in arms against giving OBC status to the Gurkha community in Mizoram, the association leaders said.

Referring to minister H Vanlalauva's remarks that the Mizoram government would do anything to ensure inclusion of Gorkhas in the OBC category, the CYMA leaders met Chief Minister Zoramthanga here yesterday and said they would strongly oppose the move.

The CYMA leaders felt it would not be sensible to give OBC status to Gorkhas as it can result in demographic invasion, their leaders said.

They also voiced serious concern over the presence of underground militants.

Measures need to be taken to curb these militants who roam freely in the state and victimize innocent civilians, they said.

The CYMA leaders also urged the government to check movement of smuggled arms in Mizoram following the two recent big arms hauls.

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