They (The Indian Government) have instituted Government to rule over us in our own country without any respect for human rights and dignity even in the face of the present candid world, which is committed to these rights and dignity. They have been following a policy of exploitative measures in their attempt to wipe out Christianity, our sole religion and no consideration has ever been paid to our national way of life. They have been preaching through the world as if they have instituted a separate administrative machinery in conformity with the principles of democracy to conceal their degeneration of our national morality and of assimilation while had been instituted for us is a pattern of colonial administration. They refuse to not only procure supply food and arrange other form of assistance in times of famine, but also prohibited us from seeking and receiving assistance from friendly countries, which resulted in the death of many people. They have instituted a multitude of officers, who lead an immoral life, cruelly appeasing to our womenfolk to commit immorality with them by taking advantages of their official capacity and of the position they occupy in the administrative machinery. Taking advantage of economic frustration of the people, they subject us to economic slavery and force us to enter into the door of poverty. Curbing freedom of expression, our patriot are arrested and kept in jails without displaying any form of justice. The export facilities, which we used to enjoy during the pre-Indian domination, have been totally closed. Without exploring our country’s economic resources in agriculture, industries and mining and giving no consideration for their development, they maintain suppressive measures against our economic rights. Realizing the importance of our country to India in its defence strategy, the Government of India is establishing military base throughout our country and thereby creating an atmosphere of cold war while nothing is done for its economic and social development. In spite of our repeated appeals for peaceful settlement of our rightful and legitimate demand for full self-determination, the Government of India is bringing exploitative suppressive measures employing their military might and waging war against us as done in the case of the Nagas and the Kashmiris. Owing to absence of medical facilities in our country, our people died without having medical facilities and attention.
In the text of Declaration of Independence, it was expressly mentioned the concern of human rights thus, They (Indian Government) have instituted Government to rule over us in our own country without any respect for human rights and dignity even in the face of the present candid world, which is committed to these rights and dignity.
The insurgency (Independence movement as called by the Mizo National Front) which lasted for two decades long period of years and the counter insurgency measures taken by the Indian government brought untold misery and sufferings for thousands and thousands of the people of Mizoram.
However, there is lack of studies on the matter and is still a matter of great challenge for scholars, writers till today.
They were a bit enlightened about the UN dear objectives of the maintenance of international peace and the promotion of fundamental human rights and the recognition of the rights of self-determination of the nations, large or small.
All these made the Mizo people to believe that the UNO would ever be ready to help Mizo people in getting independence at any time.It appeared that Nature wanted the people to rest on that cold day.The Mizo Insurgency was broke out in 1966 with the declaration of Mizoram Independence from the Indian Union by the Mizo National Front.India is one of the most fortunate countries of the world where seasons change in a natural cycle.There are four major seasons viz., summer season, rainy season, autumn season and winter season. We eagerly wait for the next season when the monotony of the season oppresses us. The sky was overcast with dark clouds and sometimes it rained heavily Ram was followed by a hailstorm.Moreover, rapid social developments due to the development in education, change in life style, adverse consequences of abolition of traditional chieftainship and many other things sowed the seeds of hunger for some radical changes among the youths.During this period, certain section of the population propagated cessation from the Indian Union.Young boys and girls would not move out of their beds and sat wrapped in their warm quilts. The work in factories was also paralyse because the poor labourers could not come out of their hats in their scanty clothes.They thought it would be wise to stay at home and starve than to go out on the that freezing day. They tried to keep themselves warm by sitting beside the cow dung15 fires.In other words, it can be said that the rise of political consciousness among the Mizo in the 1950s and 60’s contributed for the independence movement. Having learned something from human rights movement in some western countries, leaders of Mizo National Front accused the Indian Government of doing injustice upon the Mizo in the form of illegal persecution, torturing, manhandling and murder, etc.They alleged the Indian Government of doing some measures of religious, cultural and economic assimilation of the Mizo as well.