Mizoram legislators observed a minute of silence today on the first day of the state assembly’s budget session.
Bru leaders in the camps have argued that it is their fundamental right to vote since they are citizens of the country.
Many Hmars are members of Mizoram’s middle class; most no longer speak the Hmar dialect, and are fully integrated into Mizo society.
Various Mizo groups and student unions have voiced their opposition to the ECI’s direction to conduct a special summary revision of electoral rolls in the Bru relief camps of Tripura.
The allegations of corruption pertain to alleged siphoning of funds from those earmarked to build school buildings, the unlawful appointment of almost 200 muster-roll employees and more than 30 others under contract.
The officer also said Zoramthanga and his wife Roneihsangi allegedly amassed Rs 66 lakhs worth of assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.
The Mizoram Police have been cracking down on the HPCD or Hmar People’s Convention Democrats since a ceasefire between the two expired in 2013.
The rebel force turned political party has been observing Martyr’s Day every September 20 since 1980.
Ralte said experts from the state’s veterinary department and Mizoram University are working to solve the mystery.
According to an enquiry by the ACB, Liansanga benefited the most from the alleged scam and pocketed almost the entire amount of Rs 107 lakhs while Lianchungnunga is accused of pocketing a little over Rs 42,000.
Parts of the ground on which Mizoram’s most important power distribution point stands sunk a couple of feet that night, endangering equipment.
At the spot, an area the size of a volleyball court in the east of the campus has sunk two to three feet, with sections of several towers and equipment straddling the uneven terrain.
The bodies of the two girls were found around 8 pm on Friday near their tin-roofed home in the Chhingchhip village, about 80 km from state capital Aizawl.
Lalchhuantluanga, whom villagers say is a habitual thief and known drug addict, is accused of murdering two sisters near their home while their parents were away at their farm.
People stranded on the highway said that the landslide at Kawnpui was so massive that it looked like as if the entire mountain had collapsed.