Mizoram Writes To Assam, Assures Drivers’ Safety


'Allow Trucks To Enter': Mizoram Writes To Assam, Assures Drivers' Safety

Landlocked Mizoram depends upon neighbouring states for provides of important commodities.


The Mizoram authorities has written to authorities in Assam asking them to permit the entry of vehicles stranded on the border between the 2 states since final week’s border flare-up. The northeastern state has assured the security of the drivers of the autos coming into its territory.

The state has additionally complained to Union Home Minister Amit Shah saying Assam was not permitting provides of Covid medicines, check kits, and different gear into Mizoram.

Assam had final week issued a journey advisory to its folks in opposition to coming into the neighbouring state after violence erupted in border areas over an previous boundary dispute.

Landlocked Mizoram relies upon rather a lot on provides of important gadgets from neighbouring states, particularly Assam. It is now airlifting the provides it wants.

“Vehicles bound for Mizoram which have been stranded on NH-306 at Lailapur since 26.07.2021 want to enter…without delay. In this regard, kindly make all arrangements immediately for enabling their entry…without any law and order problem in Assam,” Mizoram Home Secretary Vanlalngaihsaka wrote at present in a letter to his Assam counterpart.

“The government of Mizoram gives its assurance for the safety and security of all drivers, passengers, and their vehicles within Mizoram,” the message mentioned.

Last Monday, violence broke out in Mizoram’s Kolasib district and Assam’s Cachar over the boundary dispute. In the following alternate of gunfire, seven Assam cops misplaced their lives.

Both sides initially blamed one another for setting off the violence, however later toned down the rhetoric and determined to settle issues by way of dialogue. This adopted the involvement of the Union Home Ministry which has now deployed paramilitary forces within the violence-hit areas of the 2 states.

Both sides have now expressed their dedication to “the spirit of the northeast”.


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