Six Assam police personnel reported killed as border clash erupts with Mizoram

By FrontierManipur | Published On 26th Jul, 2021, 09:20 GMT+0530

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The violence took place two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah met all chief ministers of Northeast states in Shillong. Shah has communicated with chief ministers of both states and asked them to resolve the border issue

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Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga has sought Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s intervention on the border issue. There were exchange of fire in border area between Assam’s Cachar district and Mizoram’s Kolasib district.

Six police personnel from Assam were reportedly killed in the fresh violence that broke out on Monday at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border.

The violence took place two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah met all Chief Ministers of the northeast at Shillong. Shah has spoken to chief Ministers of both states and asked them to resolve the border issue, reports said.

Reports said stones were pelted, shots were fired, farmers’ huts were set ablaze, and government vehicles vandalised. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga traded barbs on twitter while seeking Amit Shah’s intervention.

The Chief Ministers of the two states also exchanged communications on their respective Twitter handles tagging each other in their posts.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma later tweeted that he has spoken to his Mizoram counterpart. “I have just spoken to Chief Minister Zoramthanga I have reiterated that Assam will maintain the status quo and peace between the borders of our state. I have expressed my willingness to visit Aizawl and discuss these issues if need be,” he said in his tweet post.

Three Mizoram districts – Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit – share a 164.6 km long inter-state border with Assam’s Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts. There have been clashes at the “disputed” areas between the two states.

The last incident was reported in June, when security forces of both states exchanged allegations of “intrusion”. Assam has border disputes with Nagaland, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh too.

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