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MNF observes Martyr's Day

The Martyrs’ Graveyard in Aizawl. (Source: Express photo by Adam Halliday)
MIZORAM: The Mizo National Front (MNF) party today observed 'Martyr's Day' remembering those who laid down their lives during their 20 years struggle when the party was underground.

In a function held at the Assam Rifles ground here, former Lok Sabha member and treasurer of the party Vanlalzawma said the late MNF founder Laldenga signed the Mizo Peace Accord with the Centre so that the Mizos and Mizoram survived.

Vanlalzawma said the Mizo National Army (MNA) members who laid down their lives for attainment of freedom for the Mizos, would be respected by generations to come.

MNF president Zoramthanga attended the Martyr's Day function in Mizoram-Assam border Kolasib district, while senior vice-president Tawnluia attended the function in south Mizoram's Lunglei town.

The MNF launched armed campaign on March 1, 1966 for sovereignty and signed the Peace Accord with the Indian Union in 1986. 

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