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Mizo women asked to leave village for marrying non-Mizo

Friday, October 21, 2011

/ Published by Simon L Infimate
AIZAWL, October 20 (NNN): In a shocking incident, two Mizo women were asked to leave their village for marrying non-Mizos in Bairabi, 130km from Aizawl which is the only place where railway connectivity exists in Mizoram bordering Assam. Mapuii and Zorampari, both in their 30s were on October 18 asked to leave their village as soon as possible for marrying non-Mizos by Bairabi NGO Coordination Committee.
All their belongings were thrown out of the houses by members of the committee on Tuesday morning. In this connection, Kolasib deputy commissioner, Niharika Rai and police requested the committee to revoke their notice but they (committee) turned down the request.
Bairabi falls under Kolasib district. The village had already passed a resolution on women who marry non-Mizos way back in 2001. As per their resolution, if any Mizo woman marries a non-Mizo she should leave the village and live with her husband.
President of Bairabi Young Mizo Association (YMA) C Lalbiakenga and Secretary Lalbiakzama informed NNN that they (Mapuii and Zorampari) were asked to leave as per the resolution passed in 2001. They were not ostracized. According to villagers, Mapuii had married a businessman from Rajasthan in 2005 while Zorampari also married to a non-Mizo. Both of them had children with their husbands. The first notice was given to in them in September to leave the village within that month but as they ignored the notice the committee had given the notice on October 11 and the action was taken thereafter.
At present Mapuii is in Rajasthan with her husband. The incident had forced Kolasib Addl. DC Zairemmawia and SDPO, Francis L Ralte to rush to Bairabi on Tuesday and held a meeting with the committee members.


~The Morung Express
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