MSU ends agitation, leaders released

Mizo Students Union (MSU) have agreed to call off their agitation demanding trading regulations after detained student leaders were released on personal recognition bond following an agreement reached between the district administration and the MSU, official sources said in Aizawl on Tuesday.

Mizo Students Union (MSU) have agreed to call off their agitation demanding trading regulations after detained student leaders were released on personal recognition bond following an agreement reached between the district administration and the MSU, official sources said in Aizawl on Tuesday.

The agreement was reached on Monday between Aizawl deputy commissioner C Ropianga and MSU president K Laldinthara.

The released student leaders included the five admitted to the civil hospital for undertaking a week-long hunger strike inside the Central Jail near Aizawl.

It was agreed that Mizoram government would convene a meeting before September 10 on the issue. The state government would vigorously pursue any decision reached at the meeting, it was decided.

The government would make efforts to detect illegal traders, Benami and non-tribal traders who carried on business in the names of their tribal wives, the agreement stipulated.

It was also agreed that the state government would launch a crackdown on the misuse of inner-line permit.

The MSU began its agitation on August 15 by launching 'protest day' and demanding withdrawal of sales tax which, they said, should not be introduced in the absence of a trading regulation to safeguard the interests of the local tribal traders.

Bureau Report

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