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Sunday, January 24, 2021

    Border Row: Mizoram requests Assam govt to ensure safety of Mizos living in Assam

    Assam chief secretary said that the Assam-Mizoram conflict has already been discussed at the Centre and a settlement would be reached shortly

    GUWAHATI: With Assam-Mizoram stalemate continued and no negotiation was reached between the two states, the Mizoram government has requested the Assam government to ensure the safety of all the Mizo community people living in the state.

    In a WT message, the Mizoram home minister requested the Assam home department to ensure the safety and security of Mizo communities living within Assam, the safety and security of Mizoram House at Silchar and of various Mission Compounds within Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts in order to prevent any retaliatory attacks by vested parties and anti-social elements within Assam especially on the inter-state border on the issue of the unfortunate death of a resident of Lailapur, at Vairengte, this morning.

    The Mizoram home secretary earlier sent a letter to her counterpart in Assam where she outlined the turn of events at Vairengte, with reference to the unfortunate incident which resulted in the demise of a resident of Lailapur of Cachar district.

    On Tuesday, Assam chief secretary Jishnu Baruah and Assam Police chief Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta visited the Lailapur area and took stock of the situation there.

    The chief secretary said that the Assam-Mizoram conflict has already been discussed at the Centre and a settlement would be reached shortly.

    Baruah said, “Assam knows its boundary. Assam will never lose an inch of its territory. The border dispute has been discussed at the Centre for a permanent solution and is likely to be resolved within this week.” 

    During the visit, DGP Mahanta added, “Assam will neither tolerate unlawful acts nor commits such unwarranted activities.”

    Meantime, several local bodies of Cachar district have imposed an economic blockade against Mizoram and have been continuing till the filing of this report.


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