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ZoRO to hold rally against border fencing and FMR suspension

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ZoRO to hold rally against border fencing and FMR suspension

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Imphal, April 6:

Zo Re-Unification Organisation (ZoRO), headquartered in Aizawl, Mizoram, has announced its intention to hold a rally on May 16, 2024, to vehemently oppose the Indian government’s decision to construct fencing along the Indo-Myanmar border and to nullify the Free Movement Regime (FMR) agreement with Myanmar.
ZoRO’s core objective is to advocate for the reunification of all Zo people, comprising the Chin, Kuki, and Mizo communities, who are dispersed across India, Myanmar, and Bangladesh, under a single administrative entity. In their recent statement, ZoRO highlights their staunch opposition to the border fencing initiative and the revocation of the FMR, emphasizing the detrimental impact it would have on the socio-cultural and economic ties between the Zo people on both sides of the border. They raised concerns over the historical context of the border demarcation, highlighting that the delineation was imposed by British colonial authorities without consultation with the affected Zo communities, who share deep ethnic and cultural bonds, particularly with the Chin people residing in Myanmar.
Mizoram, with its extensive 510-kilometer border adjacency with Myanmar’s Chin state, holds a pivotal position in this discourse. The proposed rally aims to amplify the voices of dissent against what ZoRO perceives as unilateral decisions made without considering the aspirations and rights of the Zo people. It serves as a platform to articulate the grievances of those who feel marginalized and disenfranchised by border policies that fail to acknowledge historical ties and community sentiments.
CM Lalduhoma has echoed the sentiments of the people of Mizoram and Myanmar, asserting that the existing border delineation does not accurately reflect the socio-cultural realities and historical affiliations of the Zo people. Lalduhoma’s stance aligns with ZoRO’s objectives, advocating for a more inclusive and consultative approach to border management that respects the rights and aspirations of all stakeholders.

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