India opens two border checkposts to stop illegal immigration, smuggling
Source :NewsBharati   Date :02-Oct-2017


New Delhi, October 2: India has opened two immigration check posts along the border with Myanmar and Bangladesh. The check posts could handle the influx of Rohingya from Bangladesh and Myanmar. 

In a gazette notification, the Home Ministry said, the Central government has designated Zorinpui land check post in Lawngtlai district of Mizoram as an authorised immigration check post for entry into or exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers to or from Myanmar.

The Central government has also designated Kawrpuichhuah land check post in Lunglei district of Mizoram as an authorised immigration check post for entry into or exit from India with valid travel documents for all classes of passengers to or from Bangladesh.

The opening of immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar & Bangladesh is a sigh of relief for the people of Mizoram as it fulfills the long cherished aspirations of the people of the state.

It may be noted that Mizoram shares 318 kms long border with Bangladesh and 404kms long border with Myanmar. The two immigration check posts will definitely help in checking illegal smugglings and illegal immigrants which often make news and create political storm in the state.

Notably, Indian border forces (BSF) have apprehended only 12 Rohingya refugees in the past month who infiltrated into India via Bangladesh, at a time when almost 4 lakh refugees fled to Bangladesh from Myanmar.