Assam-Mizoram Border Row: AASU Blames Centre For Intel Failure; Seeks HM Intervention
Guwahati: A huge intelligence failure has resulted in the violence along the Assam Mizoram borders at Lailapur in Cachar district on Monday, said the All Assam Students’ Union (AASU).
The largest student group of the state while condemning Mizoram police for their alleged firing on state police in which five policemen got killed; AASU asked the Mizoram government to immediately take action on the culprits.
AASU president Dipanko Nath said, “How can be such a huge intelligence failure? It’s completely failure of the home ministry and the Central intelligence who failed to intercept the happenings there. Assam police were only protecting the state’s own soil in peaceful way and Mizoram police opened fire upon them. It’s highly condemnable.”
“Mizoram government should immediately bring the culprits to book. Also, we want to tell that Assam will not allow anyone to take away one inch of its own soil,” he added.
Asking the union home minister Amit Shah to immediately intervene into the matter, the student group asked the Centre to settle the matter once and for all.
“There is a general brotherhood amongst the northeastern states and moreover, all the northeastern states are ruled by NDA alliance parties. So there should not be any trouble to solve the matter. Such incidents should not repeat anymore,” Nath said. AASU said that it has been in touch with its counterparts in the other northeastern states to take up the matter.