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YMA to hold meet on abolition of Chakma Council in November

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YMA to hold meet on abolition of Chakma Council in November

AIZAWL, OCT 24 (ZORAMOBSERVER.COM): The largest civil society organisation in Mizoram, the Young Mizo Association (YMA), will convene a meeting in November on how to abolish the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC). The organisation said the CADC was constituted “illegally.”

In its general conference held during 17-19 October, the YMA passed a resolution for the abolition of CADC amidst opposition from some quarters.

Speaking to reporters, the newly elected president of the central committee of YMA or Central YMA Vanlalruata said that he could not predict on how the organisation would decide and take measure for the abolition of the Chakma Council.

“Central Coordination  Committee (CCC) of YMA will think over the matter in its meeting to be held in this coming November,” he said.

He said that YMA is strongly depends on collective decision of the organisation and he could not said in advance how the organisation will take measure on this regard.

“ As per the system of YMA, CCC will initially think over the matter and it can hand over to CEC if desires,” he added.

He expressed hope that the YMA would be able to abolish the CADC.

“The delegates of YMA being hopeful to abolish the CADC had passed the resolution to this effect,” he said.

He however, said that the organisation would take measure with caution.

The resolution to abolish the CADC was passed at the 71st YMA general conference held at Zotlang village in Champhai district bordering Myanmar during 17-19 October.

The resolution said that the YMA would take legal steps to ensure that the CADC which is constituted illegally is abolished legally.

Meanwhile, a Delhi based Mizoram Chakma Areas Single Administration Demand Committee (MCASADC) strongly condemned the Central committee of the Young Mizo Association (YMA) for adopting a resolution seeking the abolition of the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) and termed the resolution “communal”

A statement issued by the Chakma body earlier said that the communal resolution could create tension among different communities of Mizoram and also endanger the existence of two other autonomous district councils – the Mara Autonomous District Council (MADC) and the Lai Autonomous District Council (LADC) which were constituted along with the CADC in 1972.

 

“By demanding the abolition of the CADC, the YMA is communalizing the administrative arrangements made for the minorities in the state. The demand for the abolition of the CADC by YMA is only a ploy because if they are successful, they will, thereafter, demand the abolition of the LADC and the MADC. It is precisely for the same reason that the Hmar Autonomous Council is being opposed,” MCASADCCovenor Paritosh Chakma alleged in a release.

The CADC was established under the Sixth Schedule to the Constitution of India in 1972 along with the MADC and LADC in southern Mizoram.

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Co-Editor, Zoramobserver.com. Mr. Khojol is a journalist based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He writes for various national and regional media houses. In his free time, he can be caught reading books and watching movies.

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