Sinlung /
06 May 2013

MBA Takes Exception To Burning Down of Mizoram Hamlet,+mizoram.jpgAizawl, May 6 : Mizoram Bar Association (MBA) has taken strong exception to the burning down of Mizoram-Myanmar border Saikhumphai hamlet in Champhai district on April 29 and intended to file charges of criminal contempt of court.

A top leader of the MBA told PTI that the villagers of Vaphai village not only took law into their own hands while ravaging Saikhumphai, but also acted against the verdict of the Gauhati High Court Aizawl Bench.

The lawyers also questioned the 'inaction' of the state government in preventing violence in Saikhumphai where more than 40 houses were completely gutted.

"It could be perceived that the state government instigated the Vaphai villagers to take law into their own hands against the inhabitants of Saikhumphai," the MBA leaders alleged.

Condemning the threatening letter sent to their colleague J C Lalnunsanga, an advocate who represented the Saikhumphai villagers in the Gauhati High Court, the MBA demanded that the person who sent the threatening letter should be found and punished.

Meanwhile, Aizawl-based Human Rights and Law Network also condemned the 'barbaric' acts of Vaphai villagers against the inhabitants of Saikhumphai and blamed the state government for the incident.


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