Janata Dal Leader V.P. Singh offering water to Ms. Lal Blak Diki, widow of former Mizoram chief Minister Lal Denga when she and Mizoram National Front Leaders staged a day long dharna at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi on June 30, 1994 to protest against non implementation of Mizo accord. However, three decades after its signing, the accord has largely put an end to the era of violence that once prevailed in the state. | Photo Credit: PTI
The 31st anniversary of the signing of the historic Mizo peace accord between the Union government and the erstwhile underground Mizo National Front (MNF) was celebrated today in Mizoram.
All government offices and educational institutions remained closed as the day was declared a public holiday.
Though no official function was organised by the state government, the opposition MNF organised meetings in different parts of the state.
A press statement issued by the Peace Accord MNF Returnee Association (PAMRA) said that of the 572 MNF cadre who came overground due to the accord, 150 have died till date.
The Mizo Accord was signed on June 30, 1986 ushering in an era of peace after 20 years of violence and disturbance in the state.