NILAMBAZAR, Aug 26 � The Minority Youths & Students Federation (MYSF) in a memorandum addressed to the Prime Minister of India, through the Deputy Commissioner Karimganj here on Saturday, demanded an immediate halt to the harassment of non-Mizos in different parts of Mizoram since the last few days. A shrill campaign of sorts has been taken up by some Mizo organisations which has created a panicky situation. Trade licenses and inner line permits of many non-Mizos have been seized by the agitating members of the NGOs while some others have been forced to down their shutters of their shops.
The memorandum signed by the office bearers and members of the youths and students federation has urged the Prime Minister to take effective steps to restore normalcy in the State so that the victims of physical and mental torture can resume their business and other activities. Those whose trade licenses and inner line permits have been taken away should get them back, besides providing them adequate security for their safe stay. It is noted with alarm that the non-Mizos have been served with an ultimatum to quit Mizoram by August 31.
The federation made it clear that if the harassment of non-Mizos does not stop, both the rail and road communication with Mizoram would be blocked indefinitely besides imposition of carfew prohibiting the movement of Mizo people through Barak Valley. This decision was unanimously taken at a meeting of the citizens� representing various social and civic bodies held at the premises of Silchar Press Club. It is hoped that the Prime Minister would exert his good offices to bring back some confidence among the panic-ridden non-Mizos and maintain the traditional goodwill and friendship between the people of Mizoram and the Barak Valley.
Earlier, the Minority Youths & Students Federation met the Minister BAD and Cooperatives etc., Siddeque Ahmed at the Karimganj Circuit House demanding safety and security of the non-Mizos, who are working in Mizoram.