Mizoram: MSU attacks Chakma House in Aizawl

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Mizoram: MSU attacks Chakma House in AizawlThe Mizo Students Union (MSU) attacked the Chakma House,  the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) located at the Hunthar Veng locality in Aizawl on Thursday, forced all the Chakmas to leave Chakma House.

The attackers locked up the Liaison Officer (LO) of Chakma House, Purno Kumar Tongchangya serving under the Government of the Chakma Autonomous District Council in one room for over 15 minutes and intimidated him. Thereafter, the attackers vandalized properties destroying computers, printers, almirah, tables, chairs etc in the office room of the Chakma House.

In a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs submitted immediately after the attacks, the All India Chakma Social Forum  ( AICSF ) has demanded the immediate deployment of Central security forces to guard the Chakma Houses in Aizawl and Lunglei and in the inhabited areas of Mizoram.

the MSU demanded that all the guests should vacate the Chakma House and no guest will be allowed to stay until and unless the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) authority tenders an apology over an alleged incident of beating of a Mizo student by Chakma youths at Kamalangar, headquarters of CADC, on 26 September.

In a statement released to media persons, Paritosh Chakma, Secretary General of AICSF  alleged that  “The attack of the Chakma House of the Government of Chakma Autonomous District Council at the heart of Aizawl city proves two things. First, the law and order situation with respect to the Chakmas has totally collapsed in Mizoram, and secondly, the Chakma minorities are nowhere safe in the state.

Meanehilr, the atmosphere of fear and intimidation against the Chakmas have increased in the state ever since the Mizoram government cancelled the MBBS seats of four Chakma students who had cleared the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) on 20 July 2017 following strong protests by the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (Mizo Students Association)”.

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