The church committee prayed for peace and restoration of normalcy on the Mizoram-Assam border and asked citizens to refrain from any kind of activities that could escalate communal disharmony

Aizawl: Mizoram Kohhran Hruaitute Committee (MKHC), a conglomerate of leaders of major churches in Mizoram on Friday vehemently condemned the attack on a religious place at Assam’s Hailakandi district by unidentified miscreants.

In its meeting held on Friday, the committee reviewed the incident that took place at Gharmura in Hailakandi district on Tuesday night, when unidentified miscreants attacked a Presbyterian mission school (mission compound) and beat up the school headmaster and his family members.

“The Church Leaders Committee is deeply hurt to learn the disgraceful and hideous act of atrocity and vandalism on the headmaster, Mr H. Vanlaldika, and his family members, inflicting severe injuries to them,” a statement issued by the organisation said.

It is a universal dictum that religious shrines and places have been a place of refuge and safety against communal chaos and civil barbarism, it said.

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Terming the attack “unfortunate,” the committee demanded and appealed the authorities to bring the miscreants to justice to the highest degree within the law and take appropriate steps to safeguard safety and security of the victims of communal riots and restore normalcy in the region.

The committee further prayed for peace and restoration of normalcy on the Mizoram-Assam border and asked every citizen of the area to refrain from any kind of activities that could escalate communal disharmony.

In what is believed to be the fallout of the border dispute at Zophai or Kachurthal area, unidentified miscreants stormed a Presbyterian school at Gharmura on Tuesday night.

They torched houses, vandalised properties and assaulted the school headmaster’s family. H. Vanlaldika, his wife and three children were injured in the attack and later admitted to a hospital in Aizawl.

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