Aizawl, Sept 9: Various student bodies in Mizoram today staged demonstration in front of Raj Bhawan against the discriminatory bills passed by Manipur State Legislative Assembly on 31 August and the brutal killing of 9 civilians during violence that erupted in Manipur’ s Churachanpur town last week in the wake of the anti-bill agitation.
The protest rally was jointly organized by Mizo Students’ Union (MSU), Hmar Students’ Association (HSA), Siamsinpawlpi (SSPP) and Thadou- Kuki Students’ Union (TKSU) during which leaders of Mizoram based NGO apart from student leaders viz. Mizoram Hmar Welfare Committee (MHWC) and Zo-Reunification Organisation (ZoRO) raised their voice against the discriminatory bills and the killing of 9 innocent tribal by Manipur government. Many students took part in the protest rally.
The four student organizations also submitted a memorandum to Indian president Pranab Mukherjee through Mizoram governor Nirbhay Sharma wherein they demand the creation of separate administration for the indigenous tribal of Manipur and the intervention of central government to probe into the killing of 9 civilians and the brutality of Manipur government.
J. Lalchhanhima, Treasurer, MHWC while addressing the rally slammed the Manipur government for its anti-tribal bills and the step motherly treatment to the indigenous tribal of Manipur. He said that the inhuman treatment or discrimination by Manipur government against the tribal people was what a parent buy neurontin online should not do to his children.
PC Lalrinhlua, President, MSU, General Headquarters, Aizawl who addressed the rally said recently many Zo people (Zo descendents) living in different parts of the world faced various misfortunes. However, these enormous misfortunes have turned out to be a blessing in disguise for the Zo people to re-unify themselves. “We are greatly saddened by the suffering of our brothers in Manipur”, he said, adding that the MSU would further take solidarity step to back the Zo communities of Manipur if need be.
K. Lalramtana, president, HSA, joint headquarters, Aizawl and Sanghminga, president, SSPP, headquarters, Aizawl while appealing to the people of Mizoram to lend support to the Zo communities of Manipur slammed the government of Manipur for discrimination and injustice meted out to the indigenous tribal.
Violence had erupted in Churachandpur town of Manipur in the last week following the passage of three bills viz. 1)The Protection of Manipur Peoples Bill, 2015, 2) The Manipur Land Revenue and Land Reforms (Seventh Amendment) Bill, 2015 and 3) The Manipur Shops and Establishments (Second Amendment) Bill, 2015 by the government of Manipur on 31st August, 2015 against the interest of the indigenous tribal. At least 9 tribal civilians had been brutally killed in police firing and accident during the anti-bill agitation.