Mizoram : BSF to be deployed in border

A senior official on Sunday said that Mizoram government would take away a section of its force from the border replacing them with Border Security Force (BSF).

The decision was taken at a meeting,

Chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla, the decision was taken between the chief secretaries of Assam and Mizoram in a meeting, he said.

A decision was taken in short-term agreement that Mizoram will take away its forces from the disputed areas lifting the blockade on National Highway-306 on the Assam side, said Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo addressing the media persons.

He said,  “We will pull out a part of our forces to deploy BSF personnel in the disputed areas. The blockade in Assam will also be lifted and traffic movement is likely to resume on Sunday evening or Monday”.

The border dispute between Mizoram and Assam escalated when

Residents of Vairengte in Mizoram’s Kolasib set fire to many temporary bamboo huts and stalls during a violent clash on the night of October 17, as a result at least seven people from Mizoram and few others from Assam got injured during the clash, which raised the border tension between the two states.

Normalcy in the area is yet to be achieved.