Aizawl: While political parties in Mizoram are gearing up for election to the lone Lok Sabha seat, People’s Representation for Identity and Status of Mizoram (PRISM) has decided to fight the upcoming polls with secessionist agenda.
Prism is a newly floated political party, which was earlier worked as anti-corruption watchdog.
The party said on Tuesday that it will move Right to Secessionist Bill in the Parliament if it is elected in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Prism youth wing president RL Liantluanga convened a meeting with party leaders in south Mizoram’s Champhai town on Tuesday during which he said the party would use sovereignty and self determination of the Mizos as its poll plank in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, party sources said.
“If Prism candidate is elected to the Lok Sabha, the party will introduce Right to Secession Bill in the Parliament that will allow the Mizos to secede from India,” sources quoted Liantluanga as saying.
Liantluanga also said that leaders of Prism and Zo Re-Unification Organisation (ZORO), the Chin-Kuki- Mizo-Zomi group organization which seeks re-unification of all Zo people and bringing them under one administrative unit, convened a meeting on Monday over UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), which guarantees self-determination and sovereignty for the Zo people (Mizos), who scatters in India, Myanma and Bangladesh.
The meeting deliberated about the current status of Mizos under UNDRIP, he said.
The leader claimed that there is growing desire among the present Mizo youths, who are disappointed with the current political development, to secede from India.
“Though people, who have witnessed 20 year-long insurgency are scare of being under unrest, the present youths are ready to face the challenge,” he said, adding the Prism will fight Lok Sabha polls with secessions agenda.
He said that Prism stands for protection of the rights of the indigenous Mizos.
Prism has meanwhile, slammed BJP president Amit Shah for his recent remark that the saffron party is firm on introducing the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill if it regain power in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.
Citing that the people of Northeast are strongly against the bill, Prism urged people to votes against the saffron party in the upcoming polls.
State Congress has also asked people not to vote the BJP and its ally MNF in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls citing the saffron party is determined to table the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill if it is voted to power.