Assam officials inspecting the temporary huts which were torched on the Assam-Mizoram border on Saturday night

Three individuals had been injured and a number of other huts had been torched on the Assam-Mizoram border on Saturday evening in a flare up of border dispute between the 2 states, officers mentioned.

Seven individuals from Mizoram aspect had been injured when villagers of Lailapur in Cachar district of Assam clashed with residents of Vairengte in Kolasib district, Mizoram’s Directorate of Information and Public Relations mentioned..

The clashes reportedly began after some individuals from the Mizoram aspect torched some huts made by Lailapur residents on a disputed portion of the border between the 2 states.

Assam forest and surroundings minister Parimal Suklabaidya together with senior bureaucrats and cops reached the spot on Sunday and took inventory of the state of affairs there.

Blaming the incident on “miscreants from the other side of the border”, the minister urged everybody to stay calm and warranted the state authorities would supply mandatory safety to the residents.

“We got a report last night that some temporary huts were burnt. Police were immediately rushed to the spot and the situation was brought under control. Security has been beefed up in the area and we are engaged in talks with our Mizoram counterparts,” mentioned Cachar’s superintendent of police Bhanwar Lal Meena.

Saturday’s incident comes per week after the same flare up between each states on the border alongside Karimganj district of Assam and Mamit district of Mizoram.

In Mizoram, the state cupboard met on Sunday and “expressed regret at the unilateral and provocative acts of disturbing peace and harmony in the border areas at three locations”.

The cupboard blamed the Karimganj and Cachar district administrations in Assam as being accountable for the flare up and urged the Assam authorities to take pressing measures to revive normalcy within the border areas.

“The government of Mizoram appeals to all persons not to attempt to use the present crisis to further their personal or collective motives,” mentioned an announcement issued by Mizoram’s residence division.

On Sunday Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal known as up the workplaces of the Prime Minister and Union residence minister Amit Shah and apprised them in regards to the state of affairs. He additionally spoke with Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga and each agreed to resolve the problem by way of talks, officers mentioned.

Both Assam and Mizoram have approached the Centre to intervene within the matter and resolve the lengthy standing border dispute between the 2 states.

Chief secretaries of each states may have a gathering by way of video convention with union residence secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Monday to debate the most recent flare up.

Assam and Mizoram share a 165 km lengthy boundary. Mizoram was a part of Assam until 1972 when it turned a union territory and a state in 1987. Border disputes between the 2 states preserve occurring intermittently.


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