Union Minister of Home Shri Amit Shah who was on a one day visit to Mizoram today had a meeting with Chief Minister Shri Zoramthanga at Raj Bhavan where they discussed development and security issues pertaining to Mizoram. He also met with members of the Joint-NGO Coordination Committee.


The two leaders discussed the strategic geographical importance of Mizoram and how the state can facilitate better international relations with it's two border countries. The Union Minister recognized that Mizoram is a peaceful state and that it could be model for other north east states. He expressed his desire to assist the development process of the state to the best of his capabilities. Shri Zoramthanga raised the issue of granting special provision in Citizenship Amendment Bill for North East India and stressed the importance of granting a separate cadre for Mizoram in the All India services. The Chief Minister talked about creating new battalions of Border Guard Force for Mizoram and the need for recruitment of Hindi teachers under central schemes.


The Home Minister and members of the Joint NGO Coordination Committee subsequently held a meeting on the Citizenship Amendment Bill where the Joint NGOs were advised to draft a special clause to be incorporated in the CAB wherein the Inner Line Permit is strengthened in all ILP states, thus effectively ILP will act as a buffer to the CAB in these states.


Union Minister Shri Amit Shah was accompanied By Shri Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for DoNER and Shri Himanta Biswa Sarma, Finance Minister, Assam. They were received by Governor Shri Jagdish Mukhi.



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