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Mizoram civil society groups to meet poll panel officials over counting date

Aizawl, November 18: Mizoram NGO Coordination Committee, a conglomerate of major civil society organisations and student bodies, on Saturday threatened to stage a massive protests if their request to reschedule the date of counting of votes is not accepted. This comes days after the Election Commission decided to go ahead with counting of votes on December 3, despite repeated appeals from various quarters to delay it by a day or two. The committee, which comprises five major organisations headed by Central Young Mizo Association (CYMA), convened a meeting here over...

Civil society

In the past, a village head or the senior most individual in the locality was the pivot of the society and everybody would give him/her the due respect. It had nothing to do with the level of their education and he or she would necessarily not hold any government office or political position. A group of these people would comprise the civil society. Democracy no doubt created awareness in the common people and political power became accessible to a common man but it certainly destroyed the social structure of the...