A former militant group in Mizoram, the Peace Accord MNF Returnees’ Association (PAMRA), has raised concerns over the safety of the Meitei community living in the state. However, it is important to note that their appeal is not a threat but a plea for safety. The appeal was made following reported acts of violence committed by Meiteis against the Zo-ethnic community in Manipur.
PAMRA has called on Meiteis from Manipur to leave Mizoram for their own safety due to the tense situation. The Mizoram government has assured the Meitei community of their safety and has taken measures to strengthen security for them. Approximately 60 individuals took flights to Imphal’s Tulihal airport, according to representatives of the airline companies that provide flights to and from Lengpui, an airfield close to Mizoram’s capital Aizawl.
Unknown numbers of Meitei people are reported to have taken buses and taxis out of Aizawl and other districts of Mizoram. In order to avoid using the roads, sources claimed that the N. Biren Singh administration was planning to helicopter settlers out of Mizoram starting on Sunday morning. There are 2,000 Meiteis in Mizoram, according to a Manipur government estimate, including teachers at Mizoram University. The majority of the remaining half, who are not all from Manipur, come from southern Assam.
This threat from Ex-Military group comes after a video went viral showing two kuki women being paraded naked and then later gangraped in Manipur. That viral video met with nationwide sympathy and anger from the Indian citizens. Soon after that video cries for justice became stronger. Currently Manipur Police has already arrested the sixth suspect who is suspected to be the part of the barbaric act.