Aizawl: Zo Re-unification Organisation
(ZORO) Thursday announced that `Zo Inpui` or apex body of the
Mizos would be launched by the state governor Lt General
(retd) Madan Mohan Lakhera on August nine.
Addressing a press conference here, R Thangmawia,
president of the ZORO and other leaders said that the UN
Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, adopted by
the UN General Assembly on September 13, 2007, agreed to give
the right of nationhood to around 370 million unrecognised
nationalities around the globe.
"The UN Declaration confers the rights to protection of
social and cultural practices and protection of the wealth of
their lands to the indigenous people," they said.
"The declaration also gives the indigenous people,
separated by international and national boundaries, the right
to have cultural and political integration," they said.
"The `Zo Inpui` would be formed to fulfill the aspirations
of all the ethnic Mizos and to strive for the full
implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of
Indigenous Peoples," the ZORO leaders said, adding that all
the political parties in Mizoram have agreed to send three
representatives each to become leaders of the Zo Inpui.