MHA to chair Assam-Mizoram border Talks today

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has called a meeting today to review the ongoing tension at the Assam-Mizoram border. Accordingly, Union home secretary Ajay Bhalla will hold a virtual meeting with chief secretaries of the two neighbouring states. 

Assam Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Sunday, telephoned his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga and talked about the incident that took place at the border. During the talk, chief minister Sonowal stressed on taking productive measures and joint efforts to address the border issues to which CM Zoramthanga assured chief minister Sonowal to maintain peace at the inter-state border and work with cooperation. He further urged the Assam government to make efforts to defuse tension and restore peace and tranquillity in the inter-state border. 

Earlier in the day, CM Zoramthanga along with his Cabinet ministers expressed sadness over the violent incident that took place in the two bordering areas. He appealed to the masses to not use the present crisis to further their personal or collective motives.

The incident that escalated the border tension took place between residents of Lailapur village in Assam’s Cachar district and residents of Vairengte in Kolasib district of Mizoram. A few shops and huts were allegedly burnt and at least 7 people have been injured in the territorial dispute between Assam and Mizoram’s bordering areas.