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    Border Row: Mizoram not to withdraw forces from Assam borders

    The minister also said that the Mizoram government has been exploring ways to get the supply of essentials that was disrupted due to the ongoing blockade

    GUWAHATI: Amidst tension along the Assam-Mizoram borders of Barak valley districts, Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana said that the Mizoram government would not withdraw its forces from the border areas of Assam until normalcy returns.

    The statement came at a time when locals and even government officials have alleged Mizoram security forces of encroaching Assam’s territory and setting up camps. A senior forest department official was also obstructed by the Mizoram forces recently while on a patrolling job.

    Subsequently, locals restarted an economic blockade forcing hundreds of goods carrying trucks on their way to Mizoram to remain stuck. Villagers said they would not allow the trucks to reach Mizoram until Mizo forces vacate their village areas.

    Assam’s Cachar district administration had also asked the Mizoram government to withdraw its forces.

    On the other hand, the Mizoram home minister said, “The Mizoram government accepted the demarcation notified in 1875 under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) of 1873 as the actual boundary of Mizoram and Assam. It was a historical boundary of the state which has been accepted since the forefathers of Mizos.”

    The minister also said that the Mizoram government has been exploring ways to get the supply of essentials that was disrupted due to the ongoing blockade.

    Meanwhile, the Cachar district administration has too urged truckers to start the movement of vehicles to Mizoram. The blockade continued till the filing of this report.

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