Border Row: ‘Eyeball to eyeball confrontation’ along Assam-Mizoram border, says CM Sarma
Guwahati: Border rows between Assam and Mizoram would take time to resolve, said chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday.
He said that though Assam’s border disputes with other neighbouing states like Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh would reach an amicable solution soon, the dispute with Mizoram continued to be tense.
He said, “The situation at Assam-Mizoram border is not conducive. A face off like situation and an eyeball to eyeball confrontation is going on in Hailakandi, Cachar, and Karimganj areas in the borders.”
The three districts in southern Assam’s Barak Valley share their boundary with Mizoram.
Recently, tension along the Assam-Mizoram border escalated after suspected Mizo people blasted explosives near the interstate borders. Both states have deployed a large number of policemen to the disputed areas.
Though Union Home Secretary (Ajay Kumar Bhalla) had discussed the issue with the chief secretaries of both states to resolve the crisis, the meeting could not find headway.
“As of now, the situation on the border is fragile,” Sarma said.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who will be in Meghalaya on a two-day visit beginning on July 24, is likely to discuss Assam’s border disputes with Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, and Mizoram with the CMs of the states.