Young Mizo Association files FIR against Chakma leader over abusive remarks

Newmai News Network

Aizawl | November 9

The central executive committee of Young Mizo Association (YMA), the largest and the most influential civil body in Mizoram, today filed a complaint with the Superintendent of Police (SP), Mamit in Mizoram against Chakma leader Paritosh Chakma over his alleged “abusive remark” against the organization (YMA) for the latter’s resolution to take legal up steps for the abolition of the existing Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC).


Paritosh Chakma claims he is the convener of Mizoram Chakma Areas Single Administration Demand Committee (MCASADC).


The Central YMA in its FIR strongly slammed Paritosh Chakma for making a remark, saying that the YMA resolution seeking the abolition of the CADC was “only a ploy because if they are successful, they (YMA) will, thereafter, demand the abolition of the Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) and the Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC)”.


“The allegation leveled by Chakma against YMA could therefore, disturb the environment of brotherhood and solidarity among all the Mizo tribes,” the YMA said, adding that the resolution to abolish the CADC which was passed at the 71st general conference of YMA did not cover and include the abolition of MADC.


The YMA in its FIR appealed to the Mamit SP to apprehend and take necessary action against the Chakma leader for his “inflammable remark” which, according to Central YMA, could instigate ethnic feeling and create division among the Mizos.


In its general conference held at Zotlang village in Champhai district during October 17 to 19, the YMA passed a resolution vowing to take up legal steps for the abolition of the CADC which was “constituted illegally”.


Terming the YMA resolution as “communal,’ Paritosh Chakma had reportedly alleged that the YMA move could create tension among different communities of Mizoram and also endanger the existence of two other autonomous district councils – the MADC and the LADC which were constituted along with the CADC in 1972.


“By demanding the abolition of the CADC, the YMA is communalizing the administrative arrangements made for the minorities in the state. The demand for the abolition of the CADC by YMA is only a ploy because if they are successful, they will, thereafter, demand the abolition of the LADC and the MADC. It is precisely for the same reason that the Hmar Autonomous Council is being opposed,” the Chakma leader had reportedly said in a press statement.