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Chakmas protest against �discriminatory� rules

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AIZAWL, April 11 � Thousands of Chakmas from Kamalanagar and nearby villages joined the peace procession called by Chakma National Council of India (CNCI), Mizoram State Committee yesterday to protest against the amendment of the Mizoram (Selection of candidates for Higher & Technical Courses) Rules, 1999.

The Chakma body alleged that the prospect to avail the facilities of pursuing technical education under reserved quota system shall stand curtailed totally for the Chakmas and other ethnic and religious minorities of Mizoram following the amendment.

Rasik Mohan Chakma, President, CNCI, Mizoram State, alleged that the amendment is in breach of article (9) of the 1986 Mizoram Peace Accord which provides that �The rights and privileges of the minorities in Mizoram as envisaged in the Constitution, shall continue to be preserved and protected and their social and economic advancement shall be ensured.� He urged upon the Mizoram Government to roll back its decision.

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Chakmas protest against �discriminatory� rules

AIZAWL, April 11 � Thousands of Chakmas from Kamalanagar and nearby villages joined the peace procession called by Chakma National Council of India (CNCI), Mizoram State Committee yesterday to protest against the amendment of the Mizoram (Selection of candidates for Higher & Technical Courses) Rules, 1999.

The Chakma body alleged that the prospect to avail the facilities of pursuing technical education under reserved quota system shall stand curtailed totally for the Chakmas and other ethnic and religious minorities of Mizoram following the amendment.

Rasik Mohan Chakma, President, CNCI, Mizoram State, alleged that the amendment is in breach of article (9) of the 1986 Mizoram Peace Accord which provides that �The rights and privileges of the minorities in Mizoram as envisaged in the Constitution, shall continue to be preserved and protected and their social and economic advancement shall be ensured.� He urged upon the Mizoram Government to roll back its decision.