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Sunday, June 8, 2014

If Mizoram is a peaceful State: Chakma community retains all peace in Mizoram

     It is not in my DNA to be a communal bigot while articulating the emotions on the frequent clash between the Chakmas and the Mizos in Mizoram, which erupts mostly either politically, socially, ethnically or religiously. I truly feel very bad for that. The Chakmas of Mizoram should accept that the Mizos are their elder brothers and the Mizos should accept the Chakmas as their younger brothers or vice versa, as both of them have the same onus in order to making Mizoram, a Peaceful and a Prosperous state. They should live like the different sides of the same coin. I love Mizoram and all other peoples living in it as much as I do my own for their hospitality, compassion and helping hands, mostly when I happen to heard a visitor say those former three words about the peoples of Mizoram. Mizoram is my home land.

     It is like a tradition to pass hate-speech, pseudo propagandas among the commoners in Mizoram down to generations. The prime reason for the clash between the Chakmas and the Mizos is due to deep misunderstanding since a very long time. Mizo peoples always blame the Chakmas that they did not contribute and shed a single drop of blood while fighting for the statehood of Mizoram, which of their belief is partially wrong. Many Chakma ancestors did it. But in my deep heart I feel the same situations which my fellow Chakma brethren felt during that time. They were helpless. Most of the Chakmas in Mizoram were and are living geographically along the national and international border lines where Indian government has also camped several groups of military cadres like Border Security Force (BSF) and others etc. along the Chakma villages. So, they had to obey them and work for them mostly as porters during that time to earn their square meals. Moreover, they were uneducated, unemployed and also due to lack of communication among the then Lushais (now Mizos) and the Chakmas results the opposite feelings. They preferred to go to Silchar in Cachar district (Assam) for studying then to cross to the other side of Tuichawng (Toizong in Chakma) river to Chawngte-P in Lai Council areas which is now one of the three Chawngtes, the others are Chawngte-C for the Chakmas now (aka Kamalanagar, the heart of Chakma Council) and Chawngte-L, and to Tlabung as they were feared and haunted by the scary of the then militant group, the Mizo National Front (MNF). As there were only two places to top education i.e. Matriculation that time in south-western part of  Mizoram where most of the Chakmas live. 

     One of such anti-Chakmas remarks, pseudo propagandas was first started by Pu F.Lianchhinga of Serkawn, Lunglei. In his book-'PHEICHHAMMAN CHAKMA-TE' which was published in 1992, he stated at page 45 (please read the whole book for details if available in stock). And the other reason for their insecurity in relation is due to the fact that the Chakmas are suspicious of the Christian Mizos after the killing of Chigonya Chakma, (the first Christian Chakma in the Lushai Hills) along with two of his colleagues in 1966 by the MNF at Kauduar when they went to fetch their belongings from their village, Betbonya.
Let me add an instance here to make the heading crystal clear which was started and given below: 
On 23rd Aug 2013: MZP with large number of cadres visited Borapansury. One among many visits. MZP cadres forced local residents to remain locked inside their homes. Physically assaulted a person and made him stand in Jesus Crucifix position under the hot sun for hours. The MZP not only humiliated the local Chakmas but also insulted Jesus Christ by forcefully repeating his crucified post.
11th March 2014: All India radio Aizawl announced about MZP’s impending visit.
13th March 2014: Local residents submitted petition to the DC – Lawngtlai District for security citing reasons why they fear MZP’s move and hence oppose.
2nd May 2014: MZP with 35 cadres visited the Borapansury. Put up illegal signboards at the encroached land (2500+ sqm) site. MZP cadres defecated in the open in spite of available toilets, to humiliate the local residents. Demanded forced labour whenever they come to construct MZP Chawlbuk at the encroached site. Ordered local people and VCPs to look after the signboards. Ate eatables from many shops without any payment. Demanded dog meat to be served when they come to visit next.
21st May 2014: Joint petition to CEM-CADC, governor, Home Minister, DC-Lawngtlai etc. for justice.
22nd May 2014: CEM of CADC clarified with a letter that No land has been allotted to MZP and shall not be allotted.
23rd May 2014: CEM-CADC wrote to DC-Lawngtlai to remove the illegal encroachment at Borapansury.
30th May 2014: Seeing no response from the State authority and left with no option the local people with the help of JAC (combining all NGOs, all political parties and Community elders) submitted a final appeal to the authority through the CEM-CADC to remove the encroachment within 2nd June 2014, else public decided to peacefully boycott the upcoming MDC bye-election at Borapansury-II on 4th June 2014 to make their issue heard by the State Govt.
31st May 2014: Instead of Govt authority to discuss the matter with local residents MZP cadres lead by its president Lalmachhuana arrived at Borapansury. Sought to meet the Joint Action Committee leaders, verbally threatened of bloodshed if they are not allowed to do whatever they like at the encroached land site, and accused every Chakma of being a foreigner. MZP cadres put up another sign board.
1st June 2014: MZP team visited Borapansury again and left Borapansury only after the MDC by-poll was boycotted peacefully sans any retaliation by the local Chakmas which was after warning, if the MZP do not remove their Chawlbuk from Borapansury. They are silent does not mean that they can't, but they want Mizoram to be peaceful, which is good for one and all of the Mizoramans. 

     All the above shenanigans operated by the MZPs at Borapansury led by its President, Lalmachhuana is a far wrong direction for the entire peoples of Mizoram towards peace and prosperity. In my opinion Lalmachhuana is not even qualified for the membership of MZP if the Organization truly aims that they are the strongest and more active organization towards safe guarding and making MIzoram a Peace, Prosperous and a Corrupt-free state.

Note: CADC: Chakma Autonomous District Council in Mizoram.
CEM: Chief Executive Member, the head of the Autonomous Council.
DC: Deputy Commissioner, the head of a particular district.
JAC: Joint Action Committe, a Chakma organization formed by all the NGOs, Political Parties, Religious Groups of CADC.
MZP: Mizo Zirlai Pawl, an apex student organization group in Mizoram.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Employees in Chakma Autonomous District Council are in the state of 'limbo'- History will see the present leaders as careless and puny

Employees living without salary in Chakma Autonomous District Council:

     Allow me to jot down here a few lines about the fact how and for what ground the employees of Chakma Autonomous District Council (CADC) are spending as borrowing life for the last three and more months without any salary. Probably, this prolong irregularity of salary may be one of due to the CEMship, besides many unknown others.

     Earlier, for more than two months (from ending 2013) the employees of  CADC are not getting their due salaries and were convinced that the payment shall be disbursed as liable after the Assembly election in Mizoram is expired. Meanwhile, the General elected leaders (MDCs) of CADC are still on the move to decide who shall be the next incumbent Chief Executive Member (CEM) of CADC despite the fact they know that without their settlement from the move of forming the New Executive- Body of CADC, the employees and their families and others who are relying on them as workers shall have to suffer as long as they (elected members) delay the on going move. Although, they made Dr. Buddha Dhan Chakma as new CEM of CADC on 26 April 2013, but that is also after a long period of baffling and dirty political shenanigans, who again later on elected and chosen as Minister of State in Mizoram Legislative Assembly. The sole reason for INC (Congress) triumph and victory in Mizoram though lost in many parts of the Country meanwhile, may be due to New Land Using Policy (NLUP) as election bait for Congress's BIGGEST VICTORY WEAPON as alleged by the main opposition MNF party in the state. 

Second from left is Dr, Buddha Dhan Chakma

     The Political leaders (decision maker here) of CADC never turn back and think of at least for those students who are studying outside the county and state, and pursuing their dreams. They also make them suffer as well. Perhaps, it is a curse than having a job for those who can not help their families at the time of most they need. Literally, money is their only real parents especially for those students studying outside the state. As a result, the present leaders of CADC not only ill-affected their capacities to lead the Chakmas of Mizoram but also failed to show us as responsible figures in our society. They all aware of it that due to their carelessness most of the peoples of CADC are suffering unnecessarily. This truly brand the present political leaders of CADC as CARELESS and WEAK. That attitude to become the CEM unconstitutionally and unconventionally !!! However, the story does not end here, rather it becomes more curious when Congress brings landslide victory in last Legislative Assembly election in Mizoram held on 25 Dec.2013, when the present CEM, Dr. B. D. Chakma was chosen as Minister of State, i/c Horticulture and Fisheries, in Mizoram state on 14 December 2013 as I said before. Now, in spite of  making rapid and tacit decision, and appointing the able person directly for the particular post (like who will be the CEM or Chairman, etc.)  by seeing their qualification, abilities and boldness in the concern field of sharing Department, but they rather started again, maligning each other and exaggerating the easily solvable issue into complicated one by repeating the same untidy and detesting things which already made unbearable tolerance to one and all in the Chakma's council. The other principal cause for late salary may be due to the non-transparency of accounts and other details accountability in many Departments and delinquency of one's duty during the last five-years tenure. And the present persons in certain Department and Post are not readily accepting their post for what they were being newly appointed, as there is every possibility of scam, if the accountability is not made transparent and crystal clear before they join their respective Post.

     At last, after so long of discussion how come Buddha Lila Chakma came out as the current Chief Executive Member (CEM) of CADC on 22 January 2014. He was not only the youngest elected Member of District Council (MDC), but also the youngest CEM of Chakma Autonomous District Council's (CADC) history.

However, the day and date for salary in CADC is uncertain till now.

                        "Hope Mr. Buddha Lila Chakma, CEM, CADC shall be an artist to mould and turn CADC from under-developed to developed; corrupted to corrupt free and irregular to regular salary in his mighty capacity."


Sunday, November 17, 2013

THE CHAKMA MODELS : Through these pictures will disseminate the Chakmas progressed in socio-cultural & traditional dynamic arena

         That this notion to post here in pictures about the beautiness of the Chakma gals/ chaps stuck in my head since when I wonder and didn't find any fashioning and stunning Chakma model photos to docutainment in any forms, despite the fact that this is an informative and fashionable era. So, these photos given below are strictly for the aforementioned purposes. However,

        "The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair. The beauty of a woman is seen in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides. True beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul. It’s the caring that she lovingly gives, the passion that she shows & the beauty of a woman only grows with passing years."                                                                            

                                                                                                                              — Audrey Hepburn





Future Chakma Model designed by: Tenzing Chakma

One outdated photo- though old but reminds the beginning of a new era

A beautiful Chakma woman with traditional attire sitting on Eejor



A Chakma model with haadi-made hand bag
A gorgeous Chakma model carrying a haadi-made hand bag standing tall in woods
This combination of colors is indeed breathtaking with tangled hairs strangling
A Chakma model with great combination of colored Pinon-Haadi
A Chakma modal charmness reminds Snow White

Here comes a model with most up-dated Chakma dress


A Chakma model with traditional silver-radiant Pinon-Haadi

This one simply a traditional Chakma woman
A traditional Chakma woman carrying a woven basket

Chakma bridal Pinon & Haadi set


A model with mixed traditional attires

A Chakma model sitting with traditional woven basket

The breast-band called Haadi (Chakma) is blowing away
Oops !!! one model get disturbances by her hairs...

Two Chakma models in Chinese style with advanced traditional attires...

Two Chakma models put on tie made of Chakma Haadis

A good combination of White-Green colour Chakma traditional Pinon-Haadi sets
Two Chakma models with silver-shinning coated Pinon-Haadis
Two Chakma models with different dresses made of Pinon & Haadis


Two models ready for shoot
Nice color of blue Chakma Pinon-Haadis


Choose the BEST one among different dresses ?
 A group of  Chakma models in varying traditional attires!!!

                                                                                                                                   to be continued...

Note: The photos of the given Chakma models is meant for viewing purposes, not for any commercial means. Therefore, the references from where these photos are complied is given below. Copyright is with the Authority.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.

For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.