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Following warnings, exodus of Meitei from Mizoram begins

by Rinku Khumukcham
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Imphal, July 22:

Meitei Professionals, daily wage earners, and government employees staying in various districts of Mizoram including Aizawl started leaving the state following warning by Mizo civil societies including the Mizo Students’ Union.
Around 1500 meitei people are presently working in different capacities in the neigbouring state of Mizoram at present. Among them, 28 are working in Mizoram University in Aizawl while around 100s are working at various colleges and government offices. Others are daily wage earners. The majority of the Meitei are from Barak Valley in Assam, a source in Mizoram told Imphal Times.
“After the viral video of the unruly Meitei mob torturing and parading naked of the two Kuki women in broad daylight surfaced in social media through the internet, Meitei people working in Mizoram feel a sense of insecurity as emotions run high among all people”, Tomba Singh (name changed) told Imphal Times.
Mizoram’s NGO Coordination Committee, comprising various influential Mizo civil societies, including Young Mizo Association (YMA) and Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), announced a monumental state-wide solidarity rally on July 25, 2023, at 11 a.m.
“The rally aims to express unwavering support for the persecuted Zo brothers and sisters in Manipur, sharing their pain and standing in solidarity against the injustices they face”, a statement of the committee said.
Meiteis in Mizoram have been assured peaceful coexistence by the Young Mizo Association (YMA) even after the outbreak of the violence in Manipur while providing all support to the around 12,000 displaced Zo-Kuki people from Manipur taking shelter in Mizoram. But this time even the authority of the YMA said that it is good for the Meitei to leave Mizoram as they can’t assure protection, a Meitei in Mizoram told Imphal Times.
In a statement by the Peace Accord MNF Returnee Association (PAMRA) said, “Those Meitei living in Mizoram are not safe and as it’s dangerous for them, they are advised to “wash their hands”. If not, whatever events that come to them, they themselves must be responsible”. And the President of the Mizo Students’ Union (MSU) Samuel Zoramthanpuia said that Meitei in Mizoram should return to their country for their safety in Mizo Langauge. (Mizoram chhunga Meitei te an sahimna atan an ramah haw rawh se).
The statements sound a serious threat to the Meitei people leaving them no choice but to flee the state.
Meanwhile, the Mizoram Government is giving all possible assistance to the meiteis for their safe passage from the state.

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