Tuesday, 19 October 2021

After the Mizoram-Assam dispute, border sealed, officials for a meeting by Home minister.

After the Mizoram-Assam dispute, border sealed, officials for a meeting by Home minister.

Assam CM alleged that they stopped several illegal activities like drugs, cattle smuggling, and infiltration from the Mizoram side in the past few months.

The home ministry has called for a meeting of senior officials from Assam and Mizoram. Even Central Reserve Police Force has increased the deployment of personnel at the Assam-Mizoram border, which remained restless on Tuesday, a day after violent clashes between two states claimed six lives and 50 others injured in the conflict.

As Mizoram increased deployment of security troops on its side of the heated borderline,

Himanta Biswa Sarma, chief minister of Assam, said they would deploy 4,000 commandos along the 165 km along Mizoram border and move Supreme Court seeking protection against the construction of roads by the Mizoram government in the region, Assam considers to be its region.

The border dispute is firstly a difference of view. While the Mizoram government goes by the 1875 year border alignment to separate plains of Cachar from Lushai Hills (present-day Mizoram), Assam follows 1933 demarcation to identify present-day Manipur districts marked from many parts of Lushai Hill.

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On Tuesday, the Assam-Mizoram border shared by Kolasib district Lailapur and Cachar's district's, the base of the brutal border violence between the two states, was tense with the CRPF deploying additional personnel.

CRPF director general Kuldeep Singh said,

"Five companies have been deployed and another two companies are on reserve."

The border check-posts are occupied by CRPF personnel as it falls in no man's region between two regions.

Sarma, while addressing the media in Silchar, said on Tuesday.

"We can't do that Mizoram has done yesterday. Assam will never use arms against any citizen of india. We don't have fights in political with Mizoram but there is a cause behind yesterday's event. We have discussed the issue and asked Mizoram to look into it correctly,"

Mizoram disapproved of the claim and said the Assam police entered Mizoram state, and a first fire starts from there.

Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana said

"Our police personnel only fired in respone of firing by Assam police personnel. It was Assam police that first entered Mizoram and started attack our peoples. Any violence is adverse and we condole the deaths,"

Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla will be chief of the meeting, and DGPs of Mizoram and Assam in his office over a border dispute, people familiar with the developments in the ministry.

Senior officers of MHA and intelligent agencies, and para forces, are anticipated to take in meet.

The Minister of Home Affairs has asked the states to resolve the border dispute amicably without any violence. The Wednesday meeting was following as the first step regarding promoting such talks.

Nityanand Rai said The ministry only acts as a promoter for friendly settlement in border disputes between states. Such disputes can be resolving with the cooperation of the concerned state administration. There were at least seven such inter-state disputes, with Assam being engaging in four.

Assam has border disputes neighboring Meghalaya, Mizoram, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland.

Assam CM visited on Tuesday morning SMCH and met the injured police and civilians. He also paid floral respect to five police force killed and announced reimbursement of ₹50 lakhs to their family, and a family member will get a government job.

"The moment when the firing started, senior police officers of Assam and Mizoram were sitting and discussing the clash.

Amit Shah, the Home Minister, has spoken to Mizoram chief minister and me many times since yesterday. We have the guarantee that there will be no violence from our side, but we will not let Mizoram intrude one more inch of land from Assam's region.

He said.

"People who entered Mizoram from Myanmar are trying to cross Assam and continue stay in district of Dima Hasao. But we don't allow them,"

On June 8 this year, Sarma claimed that Assam gave a proposal to the Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga to sign an MOU that no demolishing of any forest land will be on either side of the border.

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