Mizoram CM accuses MNF and BJP of instigating violence

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Aizawl, Aug 7: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla today accused opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) and BJP leaders of instigating violence at Chawngte town in southern part of the state on Tuesday last.

Addressing party workers at the Congress Bhavan in Aizawl, Lal Thanhawla named two leaders of opposition parties, who instigated the violence.

At least 19 houses belonging to the ruling Congress leaders within the Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) and 21 vehicles were damaged by a mob.

A 20-year-old student was killed in police firing while several people including three policemen were injured in the violence.

The violence started when the Mizoram Chakma Student's Union (MCSU) organised a bandh in protest against alleged fraudulent recruitment of 101 employees under the CADC.

The matter was resolved after the CADC authorities agreed to give Rs ten lakh to the kin of the slain student and also to cancel the appointment of the 101 employees.

PTI 

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