At Assam-Mizoram Border, 6-Hour Pitched Battle Between Two Police Forces


Watch: At Assam-Mizoram Border, 6-Hour Battle Between 2 Police Forces

The Assam Police focused automobiles on the freeway, used batons and tear gasoline on the locals, Mizoram mentioned.


Gunshots ringing out on the freeway, puffs of smoke, a highway affected by stones and tear gasoline canisters and upturned automobiles of the roadside — the six-hour violence on the Assam-Mizoram border at Kolasib left the world wanting like a battlefield and 6 males of the  Assam Police useless.

Videos of the violence had been tweeted by the Chief Ministers of each states. More made the rounds on social media, indicating that right now’s violence within the space identified for its volatility, has surpassed something that befell within the current occasions.

Assam is but to formally present its model of occasions.

Mizoram mentioned it was “unprovoked aggression” by the Assam Police, who went to Kolasib round 11 am, “forcibly” crossing the obligation publish manned by CRPF personnel and overrunning an obligation publish manned by Mizoram police personnel.

The Assam Police then focused automobiles on the freeway. When the locals got here to inquire, they used batons and tear gasoline on them. The native police and a Justice of the Peace who went to satisfy them had been rebuffed.

The “Assam side were adamant and unwilling to discuss,” the Mizoram authorities mentioned in an announcement.  “The confrontation continued and a volley of tear gas canisters and grenades were launched at Mizoram Police followed by firing from Assam side at around 4.50 pm,” the assertion learn.

“Mizoram Police responded spontaneously by firing back at Assam Police in spite of the fact that SP, Kolasib District was still inside CRPF duty camp negotiating with the Assam Police authorities,” the assertion added.

Mizoram shares a 164.6 km borders with Assam that runs by three districts on both sides — Mizoram’s Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit and Assam’s Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts — and violence within the space has persevered for many years. Each aspect, residents and safety forces, accuse the opposite of intrusion.

This night, Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to Chief Ministers of each states and requested them to resolve the border difficulty, to which they’ve agreed sources mentioned.  Mizoram had  already fashioned a committee to look into the difficulty.


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