Friday, June 24, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Today Guwahati High Court stayed the operation of the Mizoram (Selection of Candidates for Higher Technical Courses) Rules of 2016


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24 June 2016

PRESS RELEASE

AICSU welcomes stay granted by the Guwahati High Court this morning of the Mizoram (Selection of Candidates for Higher Technical Courses) Rules of 2016 

New DelhiThe All India Chakma Students Union (AICSU) welcomes the stay order granted by the Honourable Guwahati High Court this morning i.e. 24 June 2016 on the operation of the Mizoram (Selection of Candidates for Higher Technical Courses) Rules of 2016 on the PIL No. 49/2016 filed by the Mizoram Chakma Students Union (MCSU) challenging the Mizoram (Selection of Candidates for Higher Technical Courses) Rules, 2016 which was notified on 20th April 2016 by the Higher and Technical Education Department of Mizoram. 

The Mizoram (Selection of Candidates for Higher Technical Courses) Rules, 2016 reserve 95% seats for Category I (Zo-ethnic people) while giving only 4% seats to Category II (Non-Zo ethnic people including Chakmas who are scheduled tribes and more backward than the Mizos) and 1% to children of Central government employees posted in Mizoram. Further, the State Medical and Technical Entrance Examination Information Brochure 2016” provides that Category I candidates (Mizos) will get first priority to take the seats/colleges and only the left out seat, if any, will be given to Category II candidates i.e. Chakmas and other non Mizo scheduled Tribes. This means effectively reserving 100% of the seats for the ethnic Mizos. 

The Higher and Technical Education Department has declared the allotment of seats but it is found that not a single seat in Engineering or MBBS has been allotted to Category II. This means that Chakma students despite scoring good marks in the State Medical and Technical Entrance Examination of 2016 would not get any MBBS or Engineering college despite being Scheduled Tribes like the Mizos.  

Earlier in 2015 the Mizoram Chakma Students Union (MCSU) had filed a PIL (no. 39/2015) in Guwahati High Court challenging the Mizoram (Selection of Candidates for Higher Technical Courses) (Sixth Amendment) Rules of 2015 by dividing the Scheduled Tribes into indigenous i.e. Mizos and non indigenous (non-Mizo scheduled tribes) and reserving all the seats for the indigenous ethnic Zos. On 16 July 2015, the Guwahati High Court disposed of the PIL after the Mizoram government withdrew the Sixth Amendment Rules of 2015 and put the Chakmas under Category I (indigenous people). 

But this year again, the Mizoram government issued fresh notice and played fraud upon the Hon’ble Guwahati High Court as it included Chakmas under Category II under the Mizoram (Selection of Candidates for Higher Technical Courses) Rules of 2016 by effectively providing 100% reservation of seats for the ethnic Zos. [Ends]

4 comments:

ruata said...

As present the first rank holder in second category is at par with as low as 93rd rank holder in first category which tells in stores that it is way hopeless when you are put in first category.In the pretext of being deprived of your rights what you rather seek is being recognised as and equated with 'zo ethnic'.

ruata said...

As present the first rank holder in second category is at par with as low as 93rd rank holder in first category which tells in stores that it is way hopeless when you are put in first category.In the pretext of being deprived of your rights what you rather seek is being recognised as and equated with 'zo ethnic'.

ruata said...

As present the first rank holder in second category is at par with as low as 93rd rank holder in first category which tells in stores that it is way hopeless when you are put in first category.In the pretext of being deprived of your rights what you rather seek is being recognised as and equated with 'zo ethnic'.

Paritosh Chakma said...

May be You are only thinking about today. We are thinking about tomorrow.