Guwahati: With the situation at the Assam Mizoram border continued to remain tense on both sides at Lailapur area of Cachar district, the chief ministers of both the state seemed to be indulged in a blame game owing to inadequate preparations to tackle the menace.
On Monday, after the situation escalated in the Assam-Mizoram border, both the chief ministers took to their respective Twitter handles urging to intervene on the issue at the earliest.
“Honble ZoramthangaCM ji , Kolasib ( Mizoram) SP is asking us to withdraw from our post until then their civilians won’t listen nor stop violence. How can we run government in such circumstances? Hope you will intervene at earliest,” said CM Sarma in his tweet.
To which, Mizoram CM, Zoramthanga countered saying, “Dear Himantaji, after cordial meeting of CMs by HM @amitshah ji, surprisingly 2 companies of Assam Police with civilians lathicharged & tear gassed civilians at Vairengte Auto Rickshaw stand inside Mizoram today. They even overrun CRPF personnel /Mizoram Police.”
CM Zoramthanga also mentioned in another tweet about two innocent couple on their way back to Mizoram via Cachar were allegedly manhandled and ransacked by thugs and goons.
“How are you going to justify these violent acts?” questioned the Mizoram CM to the Assam Government.
It is to be noted that last Tuesday, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the ongoing border row between the state and neighbouring Mizoram is unlikely to get resolved soon.
Addressing journalists on the sidelines of the ongoing assembly session, he said that talks will soon be held with his Arunachal Pradesh and Meghalaya counterparts to address the border disputes with the two states.
“The present situation on the Assam-Mizoram border is not very conducive. Eye-ball to eye-ball confrontation is going on at the moment in Hailakandi, Karimganj and Cachar districts of Assam in areas falling along the border with Mizoram,” Sarma said.
Though both Assam and Mizoram governments agreed to maintain the status quo on the dispute several years ago, there have been transgressions and encroachments with each side blaming the other.
It may further be mentioned that in the presence of the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday, a meeting was held with all Chief Ministers of the Northeast over the inter-state boundary issues plaguing the region.
However, no officials statement has been released so far from the Government of India in connection to counter the Assam-Mizoram border dispute issue.