Zo Re-Unification Organisation (ZORO) has blamed the Myanmar military for staging a coup and demanded the restoration of democracy in h country.

ZORO is a Chin-Kuki- Mizo-Zomi group organization, which seeks re-unification of all Zo people and bringing them under one administrative unit.

The organization extended solidarity to the Zo or Mizo descendants (Zofate) of Myanmar, who have been impacted by the military coup.

“The hardships and sufferings of Zo descendants in Myanmar are the sufferings of all Mizo tribes in the world. We are ever ready to assist our Mizo brothers and sisters in the restive country,” a statement issued by the organization said.

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It said that all the Zo brothers and sisters in the world stand for the “Zofate” of Myanmar.

The organisation said that the Zo descendants in Myanmar have had to face severe hardship under the military regime for decades.

The organization urged all Mizo tribes in the world to extend solidarity to their brothers and sisters in Myanmar.

The organisation also expressed regret for the military coup in Myanmar and asked the military to give power to the people.

Mizoram shares 404 km international border with Myanmar

Many Mizo or Zo tribes live in Myanmar especially in Chin state.

Earlier on Wednesday state’s apex student body Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) staged sit-in demonstration to extend solidarity to the Mizo communities in Myanmar.

On February 1, Myanmar military- Tatmadaw declared a year-long state of emergency and detained elected members of Myanmar’s ruling party, the National League for Democracy (NLD), including Aung Sang Suu Kyi.

Power has been vested in the commander-in-chief of Myanmarese defence services Min Aung Hlaing.

The coup d’état occurred the day before the Parliament of Myanmar was due to swear in the members elected of the November 2020 general election.

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