An organisation from former militants in Mizoram asked the Meitei people in the state to immediately leave for their home for their ‘own-safety’ following an ‘anger among Mizo youths’ over the recent incident of parading and sexually assaulting two women in Manipur.
“The situation in Mizoram has become tesne and it is no longer safe for Meitei people from Manipur to live in Mizoram in the wake of barbaric and heinous act committed by miscreants in Manipur,” Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Association (PAMRA) – an organisation of former militants in Aizawl said.
The organisation has appealed to all Meitei people in Mizoram to leave for their home state as a safety measure. Meanwhile, Secretary General C Lalthenlova clarified that it was a normal safety appeal and not a diktat or warning.
“We simply appeal to the Meiteis to leave for their home state to avoid any untoward incident. We do not serve them a diktat,” Lalthenlova said.
Also, Mizoram Home Commissioner and Secretary H Lalengmawia assured that the state government is continuously striving to ensure the safety of Meitei people, while the police is also on high alert.
Since May 3, when a ‘Tribal Solidarity March’ was organised in the hill district to protest against the Meitei community’s demand for Scheduled Tribe (ST) status.