Significance of the Sialsir Convention in the Mizo Independence Movement

Significance of the Sialsir Convention in the Mizo Independence Movement

ABSTRACT

Sialsir village is greatly significant in the political history of Mizoram. Apart from being one of the oldest villages in the state, the village hosted the Parliament Session of the underground MNF Government during 11th –15th December, 1966. This session of the MNF Parliament at Sialsir, commonly known as the ‘Sialsir Convention’ or the ‘Sialsir’ Parliament was very crucial in the course of the Mizo Independence Movement. The paper discusses and analyzes the resolutions passed in the Sialsir Parliament Session and attempts to examine the significance and importance of the decisions and resolutions of the Sialsir Parliament in the Mizo independence movement. Besides, the paper also traces the various developments that took place during the Parliament session at Sialsir and thereby identifies their impacts in the future of the independence movement on the one hand, and on the internal administration of the MNF on the other.

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