Major protest call by NGOs against ECI over vote counting date

Major protest call by NGOs against ECI over vote counting date

Aizawl: Mizoram’s NGO Coordination Committee (NGOCC) has issued a protest call on Friday to preserve Sunday as a day of Christian worship. The decision has been taken following a controversy over the schedule of the counting day for the 9th Mizoram Legislative Assembly elections.
The controversy arose after the Election Commission of India fixed December 3 as the counting day, which coincides with a Sunday. The decision sparked widespread concern, leading to concerted efforts by various bodies including all political parties, the Mizo Kohhran Hruaitu Committee (MKHC) and the NGO Coordination Committee.

The NGOCC, particularly proactive in addressing this matter, even took its concerns to Delhi. Despite these efforts, no official decision to change the counting day has been communicated to date.

In response to the perceived lack of action, a meeting of the NGO Coordination Committee was held on Thursday at 4 pm, where it was unanimously decided to organize a demonstration.

The demonstration is scheduled to commence at 11 am from Raj Bhavan. The NGOCC has extended an appeal to all district leaders associated with the committee to actively participate in the demonstration.

Furthermore, they have urged the entire Mizo Christian community to join in, emphasizing the importance of protecting their faith and the sanctity of Sunday as a sacred day of worship.

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