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
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.