FROM INSURGENCY TO ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY The Mizo National Front
FROM INSURGENCY TO ELECTORAL DEMOCRACY
The Mizo National Front (MNF) was an insurgent group that emerged from the Mizo National Famine Front in 1959 — a formation protesting the widespread famine caused by a regular failure of the bamboo crop due to mautam , and the failure of the Indian state to send adequate relief.Hardship soon incited open protection. On February 28, 1966, the MNF moved Operation Jericho under which around 1,500 MNF systems overran Lunglei, Aizawl and Champhai regions by beating back the Assam Rifles staff situated there. India’s Home Minister at the time was Gulzarilal Nanda who endorsed “stern movement” against the progressives. This inferred a two-portion strike by the Indian outfitted power on Lunglei and Champhai on March 7, 1966. Following seven days, the Indian equipped power recuperated these regions, yet after the flying corps was gotten to dispatch a lifted assault on Aizawl.