Centre To Meet Assam, Mizoram Officials, Police Chiefs Over Border Row


Centre To Meet Assam, Mizoram Officials, Police Chiefs Over Border Row

Violent clashes broke out on the Assam-Mizoram border Monday, with either side blaming the opposite

New Delhi:

The Home Ministry will right now meet senior Assam and Mizoram officers – chief secretaries and DGPs (Director General of Police) – within the wake of violence alongside the states’ shared border on Monday that claimed the lives of six policemen and a civilian, and injured over 50 individuals.

Home Ministry Secretary Ajay Bhalla will chair the assembly that may talk about the border dispute and sudden escalation of violence. The assembly will, it’s hoped, be step one in the direction of restoring a level of peace alongside the Assam-Mizoram border, the place an uneasy calm holds for now.

The centre has stated it could possibly solely facilitate a settlement in case of border disputes between states, underlining that these can solely be resolved with the co-operation of the involved governments.

There are seven such disputes, and Assam is concerned in 4 of those. In addition to Mizoram, the northeastern state has border disputes with Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and Meghalaya.

Three districts in Assam’s Barak Valley – Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi – share a 164 km border with three in Mizoram – Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit.

A dawn-to-dusk bandh has been known as in your complete Barak Valley area in Assam, with the Barak Democratic Front (an area political outfit) demanding a everlasting answer to the border row.

Violence broke out in these areas on Monday, with either side accusing the opposite.

Assam accused Mizoram of constructing a highway by a protected forest in Lailapur and organising an armed camp. It stated its safety personnel had been attacked by miscreants and later, Mizoram police.

Mizoram stated the violence began after Assam Police crossed the border and “over-ran” a police put up at Kolasib, in addition to damaging automobiles and opened hearth on its police.

A member of Assam’s sixth Police Battalion, who was critically injured within the clashes, died this morning, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted. This takes the variety of deaths to seven.

An uneasy calm has settled over the border areas for the reason that violence, which was adopted by appeals from each chief ministers to Home Minister Amit Shah. The violence came about two days after Mr Shah met all eight northeastern chief minsters Ministers in Shillong.

CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) has elevated deployment in these areas.

An Assam Congress delegation is predicted to go to the border areas right now.

The border areas in query have seen clashes for many years, with the locals and safety forces on either side accusing the opposite of intrusion. The final incident was reported in June.


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