Election for different layers of legislature have been experienced in Mizoram since 1948, namely, Lushai Hills Advisory Council, District Council, Regional Council, Village Council, Local Council, Municipal Council now Municipal Corporation, Legislative Assembly, LokSabha and RajyaSabha. However, poll violence was not known in any of the above mentioned elections till now.
It is an undeniable fact to admit that the constructive teaching and indirect involvement of the churches and civil societies have contributed a lot for peaceful conduct of election in the state. In such away, proxy voting and poll related violence seemed to be unknown in electoral history of Mizoram politics. However, unusual political development took place in 2003 Legislative Assembly election where indirect involvement of certain armed groups was said to be detected by the media. And, if the negative development proceeded without any positive check, the status quo of peaceful poll could not be maintained in future. As a matter of fact, the church associations and civil societies initiated a new social movement for electoral reform which enabled the emergence of the Mizoram People Forum (MPF).
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