AIZAWL, Aug 15 (IANS) There was no scope for terrorism in Mizoram, Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla said Monday while stressing that no one would be allowed to upset the peace of the northeastern state.
"The mountainous state has recently celebrated the silver jubilee of the Mizo Accord, which was signed on June 30, 1986 after more than 20 years of terrorism," Lal Thanhawla said after unfurling the national flag.
"The state government is determined to ensure that no one is allowed to take the law into their own hands. Government is always attentive towards the needs of the people."
"The state government has remained responsive to complaints, discontent and doubts of the people... no one would be allowed to upset the peace and break the law," the chief minister said.
Highlighting the policies and priorities of his Congress government, the chief minister said: "Nothing can be achieved by pondering hostility and demolishing public assets."
Referring to the Mizoram government's flagship programme -- the New Land Use Policy (NLUP) -- Lal Thanhawla said: "The central government has approved Rs.2,873 crore under special central assistance for implementation of the NLUP during the next five years for rebuilding the rural economy."
"Over 120,000 families would be benefited by the NLUP, which is aimed at ending the traditional 'Jhum' cultivation (slash-and-burn method of shifting cultivation)."