Kamalanagar October 23: The Bandh called by Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) (Mizo Student Association) at Kamalanagar in protest against the incident leading to the unfortunate death of Pu V Lalramlawma of Tuithiang Veng, Aizawl has concluded peacefully. It was called off at 2 pm after being satisfied with the response they got from the public.
The atmosphere has been one of tense since yesterday. Several attempts were made by MZP cadres, since morning, to break through the barricade set up by the police at Chawngte-Kamalanagar bridge. However, no untoward incidents were reported.
To contain the situation the Deputy Commissioner, Lawngtlai, Superintendent of Police Lawngtlai, Add. Deputy Commissioner Lawngtlai, Add. SP and the DSP, Lawngtlai arrived Chawngte. While Pu Laldingliana, Parliamentary secretary also arrived Chawngte this morning to take stock of the situation and Dangu Kali Kumar Tongchangya, Chief Executive Member, CADC, who have been camping at Aizawl before the incident, took a flight to kamalanagar.
Earlier, a day before, the Group YMA, Chawngte led a peace procession for the same reason which though turned ugly when the mob took to vandalism, causing damage to hundreds of houses, shops, vehicles, Buddha statue and properties worth rupees lakh by pelting stones and bricks. The public are upset with the way the local police handled the situation on the day and blamed them being just mute spectator with no attempt to control the mob. This happened, despite the people of the area cooperating with the decision of the Group YMA and notwithstanding the fact that the demand made by the Village Council Member of Tuithiang veng, to compensate the family members of the victim with Rs.5 lakh, was accepted by the Chief Executive member, CADC.