Meiteis In Mizoram Get Security Cover After Ex Militants' 'Leave State' Call

1000’s of Meiteis, together with college students, principally from Manipur and Assam, stay in Mizoram. (file)

Guwahati:

Following a public name by former Mizoram insurgents to folks from the Meitei group to depart the state, the federal government of Mizoram has organized for safety cowl for Meiteis within the capital Aizawl.

In a press release issued from Aizawl on Friday, Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Affiliation (PAMRA) mentioned, Meiteis ought to depart Mizoram for his or her “personal security” as there’s “anger amongst Mizo youth” over the incident of two ladies being paraded bare within the neighbouring ethnic strife-torn state.

Mizo sentiments have been deeply harm by the violence meted out to the Zo-ethnic group in Manipur, PAMRA mentioned, including a warning that if any violence ought to occur upon Meiteis in Mizoram, they themselves shall bear the duty.

“The scenario in Mizoram has turn out to be tense, and it’s not protected for Meitei folks from Manipur to stay in Mizoram within the wake of barbaric and heinous acts dedicated by miscreants in Manipur…The PAMRA appeals to all Meitei folks in Mizoram to depart for his or her house state as a security measure,” the assertion learn.

Sources within the Mizoram authorities have mentioned steps have already been taken to make sure that no Meitei particular person is harmed.

In a telephonic dialog, Chief Minister Zoramthanga had earlier assured his Manipur counterpart N Biren Singh of the security of Meiteis in Mizoram.

The Manipur authorities once more had a spherical of discussions with Mizoram and the Centre after this improvement, sources mentioned.

A video shot on Might 4 surfaced on Wednesday, displaying two ladies from one of many warring communities in Manipur being paraded bare and molested by a mob from the opposite aspect. The alleged foremost accused was arrested on Thursday. The incident has drawn widespread condemnation throughout the nation.

The previous militants’ assertion mentioned there’s anger amongst Mizo youths, who’re deeply anguished over the “barbaric and atrocious act of Meiteis” towards Zo or Kuki ethnic folks in Manipur, who share ancestry with the Mizos.

They mentioned the enchantment was just for Meiteis from Manipur and never these from elsewhere.

1000’s of Meiteis, together with college students, principally from Manipur and Assam, stay in Mizoram.

Over 12,000 Kukis displaced from Manipur have additionally reportedly taken shelter within the northeastern state, which is Christian-dominated. Kukis are additionally principally Christians.

PAMRA is a non-political organisation of former Mizo Nationwide Entrance (MNF) militants in search of implementation of all clauses of the Mizo Peace Accord.

Greater than 160 folks have misplaced their lives and several other injured since ethnic violence broke out within the state on Might 3, when a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised within the hill districts to protest towards the Meitei group’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) standing.

Meiteis account for about 53 per cent of Manipur’s inhabitants and stay principally within the Imphal Valley, whereas tribals, which embody Nagas and Kukis, represent 40 per cent and reside principally within the hill districts.

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