Youth wing of Mizoram Pradesh Congress Committee on Thursday urged state governor P S Sreedharan Pillai to take punitive action against rural development minister Lalruatkima for misleading the people by disseminating wrong information about the Mizo accord on the social media platform.
In a petition submitted to the governor, Congress said that Lalruatkima, who is also state information and public relations minister had allegedly dropped a photocopy of the memorandum of settlement between the Mizo National Front (MNF) and India (1986) as written in Wikipedia in the comment box of a Facebook post made one who goes by the name Puia Vanchia in “Save Mizoram” Facebook group.
The incident had occurred on November 6 last year.
In that MoS photocopy posted by Lalruatkima the world “The territory of Mizoram should be specified according to the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act, 1971” was edited to “The territory of Mizoram should be specified according to the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act, 1875,” the Congress said.
The party said that the Memorandum of Settlement of 1986 between MNF and the Union Government clearly provides for the formation of Mizoram state as “The territory of Mizoram should be specified according to the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act, 1971,” the party said.
Consequently, the State of Mizoram Act, 1986 clearly provides for the boundary of Mizoram on the basis of the Memorandum of Settlement on 1986, it said.
Since the accord was made under the Constitution of India, which even lead to the amendment of the Indian Constitution and clearly stated in Schedule 1 Para 23 of the Constitution as “The territory specified in section 6 of the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganization) Act, 1971,” Congress said.
The party alleged that Lalruatkima had edited the document in Wikipedia in order to deceive and mislead the people at a time Mizoram was facing a border dispute with neighbouring Assam.
It further alleged that the minister has insulted the constitution.