Assam, Mizoram CMs likely to meet in Delhi over boundary issue

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Assam, Mizoram CMs likely to meet in Delhi over boundary issue
Assam, Mizoram CMs likely to meet in Delhi over boundary issue

Assam, Mizoram CMs likely to meet in Delhi over boundary issue

Guwahati: The chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram will meet in Delhi on Thursday to smooth out differences and resolve the issue, more than three months after police fought at the inter-state border, resulting in six deaths.

According to sources, both chief minister will hold the meeting at a place of their choosing. 

The meeting was set up at the request of the Home Minister, said sources.

According to the official, the Centre encourages discussion between the two states in resolving the boundary dispute, but the meeting will not be conducted in the North Block and will not be attended by the Home Minister.

There are various areas of dispute along the 165-kilometer Assam-Mizoram border that have periodically resulted in conflicts between police and civilians.

Six Assam police personnel were killed and numerous others were injured in a major incident along the Kolasib-Vairengte border in July.

The Centre sent central forces mediate and pressured the two states to start discussions, but the war persisted for days. In August, high-ranking officials from both states met in Aizawl to discuss official relations.

On Tuesday, Assam government accused Mizoram of constructing a road in southern Assam’s Hailakandi district caused a new escalation between Assam and Mizoram.

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