Aizawl: Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) or Mizo students’ federation has called for ‘A congregation of Condolence and Unity for those who laid down their lives for Mizo ethnic community’ on Thursday.
The MZP, in a press statement issued on Wednesday said that the peaceful rally will be held at ‘Vanapa Hall’ to mark the 100th day of ethnic crisis in Manipur.
“The civil war between the ethnic Mizos and the Meiteis in Manipur has continued for hundred days on Thursday and the violence in the neighbouring state not only head for a letup, but the violent incidents have been increasing day by day,” the statement said.
“The MZP condoles the deaths of our kindred brothers and sisters in Manipur and continued to pray for their dear and near ones,” it said, adding that the student body remembers the immense sufferings of the ethnic Mizo community in the neighbouring state and has been taking steps to help them.
Mass prayer, for the Mizo kindred brothers who are bearing the brunt of genocide in the hands of the majority community, backed by the state machinery in Manipur, will also be held, it said.
The rally will be live telecasted in the local television channels – ZONET and LPS from 8 AM on Thursday and the MZP appealed to all the Mizos across the world to join as a show of solidarity with the brothers and sisters in Manipur.
Meanwhile, the number of Manipur’s internally displaced people (IDPs) taking shelter has gone down during the last 48 hours as 24 people have returned to their native villages in the neighbouring state, home department officials said, adding that there are 12,605 IDPs taking shelter in the state as of 5 pm on Wednesday.
While 9,840 IDPs are joining their relatives of friends or living in rented houses, 2,765 people are being lodged in 38 relief camps across the state.