College students of six completely different faculties in Mizoram’s capital Aizawl took a pledge on Monday, September 2 to not marry non-Mizos or ‘outsiders’ as an effort to guard their tradition and id.
The pledge was administered by workplace bearers of Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) – Mizoram’s apex pupil physique, stories The Indian Specific.
“Since 2015, every September we have been holding this campaign urging children not to marry a non-Mizo. We cannot get assimilated with outsiders, because we are a very small community. If we marry outsiders, that’s what will happen. We will be outnumbered. We have one Member of Parliament (MP) in the Lok Sabha,” Ricky Lalbiakmawia, a senior chief of the MZP, instructed The Indian Specific.
Ricky Lalbiakmawia, who can also be the finance secretary of the Umbrella physique Northest College students’ Organisation (NESO) additionally mentioned that a number of MZP leaders visited completely different faculties throughout the state and reminded kids to keep away from marrying non-Mizos – it isn’t being enforced however suggested, he added.
“On Monday, MZP leaders visited different schools across the state. Even in state capital Aizawl, we visited many schools. We reminded children that they should avoid marrying non-Mizos, outsiders. It was, of course, an oral pledge and not a written one. We do not force anyone, but just advising them,” Lalbiakmawia instructed The Indian Specific.
Final yr, the most important NGO of the state, Younger Mizo Affiliation (YMA), had demanded the enactment of laws that removes the ST standing of a Mizo girl who marries a non-Mizo.