Guwahati, Aug 24 : Mizoram's influenced apex student body – Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) has decided to launch a campaign across the state against the inter-community marriages.
The apex student body has decided it by aiming to protect the Mizo identity in the tribal and Christian dominated state.
President of Mizo Zirlai Pawl, L Ramdinliana Renthlei said that, the student body has taken a decision to organize a sensitization programme on the impact of inter community marriages.
"The campaign will be held in all the schools, colleges in Aizawl on September 2 and other parts of the state. Mizo students will be taught not to marry any non-tribal or people from other communities. Our aim to protect our identity," L Ramdinliana Renthlei said.
He further said that, the indigenous Mizos are facing impending assimilation from outsiders.
"The Mizo people are vulnerable to assimilation due to inter-community marriages. We have taken this decision to protect our tradition, culture, religion," Renthlei said.
The Mizo Zirlai Pawl leader said that, the student body will also organize indigenous games and sports competitions to make the Mizo children, youths aware of it.
(By Hemanta Kumar Nath, Guwahati)