MNF opposed to NCMEI
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 19:10
Aizawl: The opposition Mizo National Front (MNF) on Tuesday took strong exception to the new rulings of the National Commission for Minority Education Institutions (NCMEI) that requires 30 per cent students from a minority community to claim minority status.

The MNF, in a statement, expressed the fear that the country's best known Christian schools and colleges could lose minority status as their students comprised of less than 30 per cent from the community.

"The new diktats of the NCMEI will have far reaching impact on the Christian-run institutions in particular and the Christian community in the country in general," the statement said.

The MNF, led by former Chief Minister Zoramthanga, also expressed anguish over the absence of a Christian representative in the Commission as 'the NCMEI required to have members from the Sikh and Christian communities in a addition to a Muslim representative'.

It urged the Congress government in the state not to remain a silent spectator and move the Centre to revoke the NCMEI rulings issued early this month.


First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 19:10

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