Joint Committee to identify Illegal Structures in Assam-Mizoram border

Aizawl, April 12: In the wake of the border standoff that has been going between Assam and Mizoram, a Joint Committee formed by the government of both the state will now start identification and inspection of all the illegal construction in the areas of the 509 sq mile Inner Line Reserve Forest in the border.

According to sources, the committee will start the process from today.

The process of identification will begin from Zophai which is located inside the reserve forest area and was the place from where the standoff between the states began at first place. The standoff began after some activists of the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) allegedly tried to construct a resting shed in the month of March.

After the identification is over in the areas of Zophai, the committee will start their operation in other parts starting from Lailapur in Assam to the areas of Vairengte in Mizoram, Phaisen and Aitlang areas along the boundary.

Speaking on the issue Joint Secretary, Union Home Ministry (NE) Satyendra Garg stated that the committee after identifying all the illegal constructions in the area will file a report by April 30. Actions will be taken according to the report.