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Mizos Stage Rally Demanding Regional Council in Tripura

Mizos Stage Rally Demanding Regional Council in Tripura
May 12
13:11 2017

Hundreds of Mizos living in Jampui Hills in Tripura, bordering Mizoram on Thursday took out a procession under the aegis of Jampui Mizo Convention (MC) demanding the creation of ‘Jampui Autonomous Region(Regional Council)’ for the economically backward Mizos in Tripura.

Jampui Hills is a hill range located in the North Tripura district. The procession held between Behliangchhip and BDO Office, Vanghmun was joined by hundreds of people with a large number of motor vehicles, bikes and scooters. The procession aimed at drawing Tripura government’s attention towards their several demands which have been placed much before, Jampui Mizo Convention president Lalramzauha Sailo, who headed the procession said.

Sailo said the procession was a sort of protest against the ‘discrimination and negligence’ meted out to the Mizos by Tripura government over their several demands which they had already placed before the state government earlier. He alleged that the state government did not pay sincere concern to the plight of Mizo tribal living in Jampui Hills in the Mizoram border.

“The Mizos in Jampui area demand the Tripura government to create a separate ‘Jampui Autonomous Region(Regional Council)’ for the economically and educationally backward Mizo community in Jampui Hills,” said the memorandum submitted to Tripura Chief Minister, Manik Sarkar through the Vanghmun BDO.

The memorandum also demanded inclusion of Mizo subject in the syllabus of Teacher Eligibility Test (TET) for language alternative subject and introduction of Mizo language as a language subject in Tripura University.

Among others, the demands also include demarcation of Jampui Hills revenue and place according to village wise traditional boundary, demarcation of land allotted under Forest Rights Act in Jampui Hills, division of Hmunpui ADC into two, compensation to orange growers of Jampui Hills, immediate resumption and speedy construction of National Highway 44-b between Kanchanpur and Chhimluang via Jampui Hills and inclusion of Mizo programme in Tripura Doordarshan television programme.

-Newmai News Network

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