EC summons Mizo CEO, sets up panel to examine demands

AIZAWL: After two days of picketing across the workplace of Mizoram leader electoral officer SB Shashank, the NGO Coordination Committee on Wednesday called off its protest after the Election Commission (EC) summoned Shashank to New Delhi and set up a panel to inspect its calls for.

“The EC has accepted the wide contours of the solution of Mizoram’s NGO Coordination Committee,” a statement issued by way of Pawan Diwan, EC under-secretary, stated on Wednesday. Jharkhand leader electoral officer, Lalbiaktluanga Khiangte, a Mizo, can be a part of the panel.

The EC’s choice to name Shashank to Delhi used to be taken as a positive signal by way of the protesting organizations, however they stated they might undertake a wait-and-watch method for what the EC makes a decision next. “If Shashank comes again, the agitation will get started again,” Vanlalruata, chairperson of the NGO Coordination Committee, stated on Wednesday.

Thousands of protesters had taken to the streets of Aizawl and laid siege to the workplace of leader electoral officer on Tuesday with two calls for — that Shashank be removed and predominant secretary for house Lalnunmawia Chuaungo be reinstated.


Shashank had complained to the EC that Chuaungo used to be interfering with the process by way of wondering the desire for an enormous safety deployment for the polls and by way of “opposing” moves to house 11,000 Bru voters dwelling in refugee camps in Tripura.


Chuaungo, a Mizo officer, had then been summoned to Delhi and make an appearance at the house ministry workplace. Mizo organizations retaliated, painted Chuaungo as a “Mizo hero” and Shashank as a Bru sympathizer.


Bru refugees had fled Mizoram in 1997 after ethnic clashes and feature been dwelling in six refugee camps across Tripura ever since. There have been several makes an attempt to resettle them however none have been fruitful up to now — the Bru refugees have been challenging a greater rehabilitation bundle and an assurance of protection sooner than they make their way back to Mizoram.


While the agitation in opposition to Shashank used to be on, a three-member EC team had arrived right here and held discussions with the NGO Coordination Committee, which had arranged the protest. The talks had been inconclusive and after suspending the stir for a few hours, the NGO Coordination Committee resumed its protest. The Federation of Mizoram Government Employees and Workers, the apex body of state govt workers, had informed the visiting EC team that state govt workers would no longer cooperate until Shashank used to be transferred out of the state. They had set a November 9 “closing date” for the EC to decide on its plan of action.
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