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Mizo students want PM to apologise for bombing Mizoram

Aizawl, March 6, 2010: The powerful Mizo Students Union (Mizo Zirlai Pawl) has demanded a public apology from prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the bombing of civilian settlements in the state by the Indian Air Force on March 5, 1966.

The bombing took place after the Mizo National Front led by the late Pu Laldenga declared independence from India and is observed as ‘Zoram Ni’ (Mizoram Day) on March 5 by the Mizo Zirlai Pawl.

“The Prime Minister and the Union government must tender a public apology for what the Indian Air Force and the army did to the innocent civilians in Mizoram in 1966, chairman of the North East Students Organisation (NESO), Samujal Bhattacharyya said at a function here.

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