Mizo Peace Accord, 1986, most successful agreement: CM Zoramthanga
June 30 is celebrated as the anniversary of the signing of the 'Mizo accord' between the Centre and the Mizo National Front (MNF) that restored peace and harmony in the state of Mizoram, locally known as "Remna Ni."
However, this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, no official function will be organised.
"We 100 per cent abide by the accord. No arms or ammunition was left behind. We handed over everything to the Indian government, which is also praiseworthy for fulfilling the terms and conditions of the pact," said the current party chief Zoramthanga.
He claimed that the accord is considered a model by neighbouring states and countries, adding that it is legally binding and invaluable.
The chief minister said, "All the requirements we wanted to incorporate into the Constitution were added through Article 371 (G). The Centre even awarded us a peace bonus of Rs 182 crore."
"I implore my fellow Mizos to take pride in this gift of God that we have received and preserve it for generations to come. Peace pays and I believe that through brotherhood and understanding, our neighbours can eventually come by the peace we enjoy today," he said.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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