Amid Assam-Mizoram border row, Mizo Students’ Union president J. Lalmuanzuala has written a letter to Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
Here’s is the open letter as it is:
Hon’ble Chief Minister, Assam
You have initiated violence against civilians in Mizoram knowing fully well that your actions can hamper the cordial relationship we have with the Indian Union for your selfish motives to take away the land that our ancestors had fought for through blood and sweat. This has led to the unfortunate death of 7 precious lives.
This havoc you have created has a hidden agenda and political motif and interest from your part and we are not ignorant to this. Within the Inner Line Reserve Forest Area of 509 Sq Miles, there are many illegal immigrants from Bangladesh who reside in the area. Your sheer attempt to appease this population and give them an autonomous district council to strengthen your political ambition must end immediately.
Your false proclamations in media and public to hide the actual truth is known and using your peoples’ lives to achieve greatness is unworthy, shameful and far from gallantry and all your attempts shall fizzle out and the truth has become more apparent now. Hopefully one day, the blood that you have made use of from your people will come back to you and destroy you.
Before your entrance into the world of politics, there was peace among the Northeast States under the umbrella of the nomenclature ‘Seven Sisters’. However, your disrespect and disregard to this unity because of your personal political ambitions even to the point of death have threatened and shaken the peace among the sisters. In short, you have made enemies with all your neighbouring Northeast States.
Do not make a mistake of taking the Mizos for granted. If you do not want peace under the umbrella of the Indian Union, know that Mizoram has had a history of insurgency and taking arms in the past. We shall not shy away from you if you push us.
Last but not the least, know this and remember it well. Mizos are peaceful people and we wish to live in peace in the Union of India but if you go against this better judgement and encroach and use violence to push us, we will not take one step back from the land of our ancestors. We shall hold still and act accordingly.
President, Mizo Students’ Union
General Headquarters: Aizawl”