Mizo religious fanatics burnt Hindu idol and Indian National Flag in full public view

A group of Mizo religious fanatics publicly burnt an idol of Hindu god Lord Ganesha and the Indian National Flag after pouring petrol at Lunglei town in Mizoram on 21 September 2017.

In the video that went viral in social media, a group of Mizo youths wearing traditional ethnic dress are seen standing in a line, one of them holding the Indian National Flag while another was holding the “Cross”, the Christian religious symbol. The idol of Lord Ganesha was placed in front of the youths. Their leader identified as Mr Lalrinawma holding a Bible is heard delivering a provocative speech, quoting from the Bible how idol worship is prohibited in Christianity.

The video is not being shared to prevent communal enmity.

The leader of the group is further heard in the video saying that Mizoram is “Lalpa Ram”, the land of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is referred to as “Lalpa” (god) by Mizos and that they will not allow their land to be converted into Hindu land.

Then, a youth comes and pours petrol over the Lord Ganesha idol. The preacher, Mr Lalrinawma, then sets fire to the idol of Lord Ganesha in full public view.

Thereafter, they set fire to the Indian national flag. Then, a youth uses the stick of the national flag to smash the burnt idol and the pieces are collected in a sack before leaving the spot.

According to the sources, the Mizoram Police have arrested some of the youths from Sialsuk and brought to Lunglei. An activist, Matana Pachuau, administrator of “Mizoram New In English” popular facebook group, posted a photo of six Mizo youths in police lock up.

It is however not known under what sections these youths have been arrested.

Mizo youths in police lock up for burning Lord Ganesha idol and national flag in full public view

Desecration of religious idols and the national flags are grave crimes in India.

Section 2 of the Prevention of Insults to National Honour Act, 1971 states,

“Whoever in any public place or in any other place within public view burns, mutilates, defaces, defiles, disfigures, destroys, tramples upon or otherwise shows disrespect to or brings into contempt (whether by words, either spoken or written, or by acts) the Indian National Flag or the Constitution of India or any part thereof, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, or with fine, or with both.”

Mizoram has 87.16% Christians, 8% Buddhists, 2.75% Hindus, 1.35% Muslims and 0.03% Sikhs as per Census 2011.

Chakma Buddhist minorities and Hindu Brus (also known as Reangs) have been facing acute religious discrimination in Mizoram. About 30,000 Reangs have been living in relief camps in Tripura since their expulsion in 1997.

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  1. For the first time in life I am feeling ashamed to say that, i stayed at this place for 20 years and learned everything about the Mizo culture. I considered myself one among themselves. The so very person who is doing this had lead the states name to disrespect and disgrace. Its a sign of lack of awarness and education. I guess this not what Bible teaches us. I being an Hindu had never felt different going to church and had never found a hindu disrespecting christianity ever.

    Is this what your ancestors had passed on to you. To disrespect the nation who runs the state and provide every thing possible, call it ration, education, funds, tribal reservations in top engineering and colleges and lot more endless lists.
    Religion teaches us peace, brotherhood, respect for each other and the nation. Please come out of the state and see how big the world or INDIA is. Minds have gone narrow and it is reflected in such stupid action…
    God wont be happy seeing his child is doing a nonsense taking his name.

    1. It is really sad to see our Christian brothers are gone upto this extend. God will never be happy when there is no freewill of choosing God or to follow various believing system. Our prime duty is to tell the good news of Jesus rest Holy Spirit will work what it is in the scripture. But, we cannot blame entire christian community by this whole act , Jesus himself said there will be a division among christian before he leaves earth.I being a Christian totally condemn this act. May God bless whole nation with a full of wisdom.

      1. I know Mizos to be intelligent and highly literate people for so many years . I like their church hymns uploaded in the you-tube which I often like to hear in English as well as in Hindi ….Therefore it so very sad to hear this mindless act by some misguided hot blooded young men …

        As I understand , in the holy book , the apostles told believers to be obedient to the authority. And also try always to act with love towards his fellowman ….If these are not done, then it is a failure with respect the benchmark set by the Master …

        Christians in the past have laid down their lives for this country and their compatriots …Many have given their best part of their lives ….I think we must remember and respect them always ….

    2. Hey don’t be so dumbo too , they are just some lunatic , are all people the same ,,,, Many christians are dying In India due to torture , As we experience , it is even happening now in parts of Odisha ,,,, So cheer up be yourself and , Yeah surely the bible teaches us not to Praise any Idols and fake gods

  2. If you dont have anything good to post about Mizoram just post Illegal migrant in India Chakma news.

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