Chin revolution is for the Chin people: CNF
In an event that marked the 25th revolution day, the Chin National Front (CNF) said its decades-long struggle has been and will be for Chinland and her people.
CNF reiterates its commitment to securing the self-determination of the Chin people, restoring democracy and establishing a federal Union of Burma, according to the official website.
The commemorative ceremony held at the new headquarters of CNF called Camp Victoria on Wednesday was joined by members of political parties, religious and community leaders, representatives of women organizations, and artists.
Leaders of the Young Mizo Association, and chairmen and members of village councils from Mizoram State of India also attended the first Chin revolution day observed freely inside Chin State.
Pu Zing Cung, Secretary General of CNF, said each Chin individual has got a duty toward his or her nation as he urged for strengthening unity in an effort to protect national identity.
The event programme included saluting the Chin national flag and paying tribute to those who sacrificed their lives in the revolution.
It is reported that more than 80 members have lost their lives in the struggle since the formation of CNF on 20 March 1988.
The Chin National Front said it will work persistently to regain the Chin birthright of self-determination, which have been denied by Burma’s successive military regimes.
Last year, CNF and Burma’s government held peace talks at least on three occasions reaching a ceasefire agreement.