Mizo Accord

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The Mizoram Accord was signed between the Mizo National Front and the Government of India on June 30, 1986. The MNF was a secessionist movement to protest against the negligence and indifference of the Government of India to the people of Mizoram at the time of a severe famine, mautam, during the late 1950s. After a major uprising followed by years of struggle in underground activities, but to no avail, the movement conceded to work within the Indian Constitution and to renounce violence and turmoil that had prevailed throughout Mizoram.

The official document entitled Mizoram Accord, 1986, Memorandum of Settlement was the landmark that restored peace and harmony in the state. The signatories were Laldenga, leader of the movement, R. D. Pradhan, Home Secretary, and Lalkhama, Chief secretary.[1][2]

Notable issues[edit]

  • Handing over of all arms, ammunition, and equipments to the Central Government.
  • Preparation for settlement and rehabilitation of underground personnel.
  • Conferment of Statehood on the Union Territory of Mizoram.
  • The State will be at liberty to adopt any one or more language for official purposes
  • Establishment of a separate university for the state.
  • The State to have a High Court of its own.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chatterjee S (1994). Making Of Mizoram. Md Publications Pvt Ltd, India, pp.320-324. ISBN 978-81-85880-38-9
  2. ^ Nunthara C (2002). Mizoram: Society And Polity. Indus Publishing Company, India, pp. 290-293. ISBN 978-81-7387-059-0

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