Mizoram Election 2018- Protest continue demanding CEO removal

The  protests in Mizoram demanding the removal of CEO  SB Shashank is  continue.


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The  protests in Mizoram demanding the removal of chief electoral officer SB Shashank is  continue.

As ‘ The Election Commission is yet to decide on removing  chief electoral officer SB Shashank, resulting  the picketing of the chief electoral officer’s  is continue, said the spokes person of the coordination committee of the NGO leading the protest.

The activists  are demanding  ‘ SB Shashank be transferred out of Mizoram and that Bru voters living in relief camps in Tripura, should exercise their franchise in their respective polling stations in Mizoram’.

There is anger among a section of locals against what they claim are attempts by the administration to enroll Bru voters without proper procedures.

For instance, police said that on Tuesday, angry locals gathered in large numbers in front of the deputy district commissioner’s office in Kolasib near Mizoram’s border with Assam protesting against the alleged intention of the district administration to enroll 500-700 Brus who are in relief camps in Tripura.

No violence was reported as deputy commissioner Arun T assured local leaders that the claims of Bru voters from Tripura would not be entertained without a hearing.

Rallies were also taken out in all the other seven district headquarters and large towns while protestors carried out a total shutdown in Mamit town on the Mizoram-Tripura-Bangladesh border.

Elections to the 40-member Mizoram assembly are scheduled to be held on November 28 and the counting of votes on December 11.

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