The BJP, however, denied that the party was portrayingKhuangchera as an Indian freedom fighter as claimed by thestudent organisations. BJP regarded and portrayed Khuangchera as a Mizo freedomfighter and had never once said that the warrior was an Indianfreedom fighter, the party’s state unit presidentProf John V Hluna told PTI. "There has been some misunderstanding that Minister ofState for Railways Rajen Gohain is coming to Aizawl to giveaward posthumously to Khuangchera. It is not so. Gohain isonly planning to attend a function where the great Mizowarrior would be glorified and declared as the Mizo freedomfighter," he said. Hluna, also Professor of History at the PachhungaUniversity College in Aizawl, said Khuangchera gunned downCapt Brown, one of the commanders of the British army beforehe himself was killed by the Britishers. Mizo people should allow Union Ministers to be presentin a function dedicated to the slain Mizo freedom fighter, headded. The resolution by MSU and MZP had said no Mizo shouldattend any meeting aimed at declaring Khuangchera as anIndian freedom fighter. PTI HCV NNSRY


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