Mizoram Chief Minister and Mizo National Front (MNF) President Zoramthanga has said that the historic Mizoram Peace Accord signed in 1986 was the most successful agreement in the country and is a model of peace. The anniversary of the signing of the historic ‘Mizo Accord’ between the central government and the then underground MNF is celebrated every year on 30 June. However, this year there was no official ceremony to mark the day of the peace settlement due to the spread of Covid.
Zoramthanga greeted the people on the 35th anniversary of the peace accord. He said that the Mizoram Peace Accord was the most successful peace agreement ever signed by the Government of India. Because after the signing of the peace agreement, not a single person took up arms to carry out underground activities from the state.
The most successful Peace Accord was signed 35-years-ago on this day, making #Mizoram one of the most peaceful states, since then.
Let the Peace we enjoy today be a reminder of the past sacrifices & commitment of the Mizo people.#RemnaNi#MizoramPeaceAccord#35thAnniversary pic.twitter.com/54ltkHofB2
— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) June 30, 2021
A former rebel leader-turned-politician said in the statement, “We abide by the agreement 100 per cent. No arms or ammunition were left behind. Everything was handed over to the Indian government, which is also commendable because it has made peace.” We have done our best to fulfill the terms and conditions of the agreement.”
The MNF leader claims that the Mizo Accord has become an exemplary peace settlement as it is taken as a model of peace by neighboring states and countries. ‘It is legally binding and priceless. Whatever requirements we wanted to include in the Constitution were added through Article 371(g).’ The three-time Chief Minister said, the central government also gave us peace bonus of more than Rs 182 crore.
Mizoram Sports Minister Robert Romawia Royte tweeted and congratulated the people of Mizoram, ‘Congratulations to all the people of Mizoram and all Mizos around the world on Ramna Ni on the 35th anniversary of the signing of the peace agreement between the Mizo National Front and India. And best wishes. Respect and salute to all peace makers. Let us all unite for continued peace and harmony.”
Greetings and warm wishes to all people of Mizoram and all Mizos across the globe on Remna Ni, the 35th Anniversary of signing the Peace Accord between Mizo National Front and India. Respect & Salute to all Peace Makers.
Let us all unite for continued peace and harmony.#peacePays pic.twitter.com/IDDgpSXAI8
— Robert Romawia Royte (@robertroyte) June 30, 2021
Noting that people from different walks of life were involved in the signing of the Mizoram Peace Accord, Zoramthanga said that the people, various political parties, churches, NGOs and student organizations were invited to contribute in 1986 before signing the agreement. was invited to.
Urging people to give importance to the historic peace agreement, the Chief Minister said, “I urge my fellow Mizos to be proud of this gift of God and preserve it for generations to come. Peace pays and mine We believe that through brotherhood and understanding our neighbors can finally come to the peace we are enjoying today.”
23rd Indian State
The Mizoram Peace Accord was signed on 30 June 1986, ending two decades of insurgency between the Center and the MNF, after which Mizoram became the 23rd Indian state on 20 February 1987. Mizoram was a part of Assam until 1972 when it was carved out as a union territory. The MNF was founded by the late Laldenga, the former chief minister of Mizoram, in the late 1950s to protest the Centre’s inaction towards famine conditions in the Mizo regions of the state of Assam.
After a major insurgency by peaceful means, the group took up arms and became involved in underground activities between 1966 and 1986. After coming to the ground in 1986, the MNF was transformed into a political party and is now a recognized regional or state party.
MNF has won assembly elections in 1986, 1998, 2003 and 2018. Due to the wave of power, the party suffered a massive defeat in the 2008 assembly elections, winning only 3 out of 40 seats. With its strong, complete ban on agenda and wave on the ruling Congress, the MNF came back to power under Zoramthanga’s leadership by winning 26 seats in the 2018 assembly elections and subsequently won another seat in the assembly by-elections. The party now has 27 members in the 40-member state assembly. The MNF is a member of the BJP-led North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA).