Several agitators of the fortnight-long Assam-Mizoram border dispute blocked Assam’s National Highway 306, the life-line of Mizoram on Wednesday. While protesting, the agitators demanded the state withdraw its safety personnel from Assam’s territory. According to the police officers in Assam’s Silchar, greater than 100 folks had blocked the freeway at Lailapur, leaving greater than 100 goods-laden automobiles stranded on the both aspect of the border.
“The agitators were demanding the withdrawal of Mizoram’s forces from Assam’s territory in Cachar and Karimganj districts. In the series of high-level meetings last week, the Mizoram officials had agreed to gradually withdraw their forces from the areas inside Assam territory. But, they are yet to withdraw,” a senior Cachar district police official stated.
Mizoram ferries all its necessities, meals grains, transport gasoline and varied different items and machines by means of NH 306 which connects Vairengte in its Kolasib district to southern Assam.
Assam’s Additional Director General of Police, Law and Order, Gyanendra Pratap Singh rushed to southern Assam and held a collection of conferences with the officers to normalise the state of affairs.
Festering since earlier this month, the state of affairs alongside the 164.6-km Assam-Mizoram border took an unsightly flip with round 20 outlets and homes being burnt and over 50 folks injured within the assaults and counter-attacks by folks on both aspect on October 17.
An Assam Police official stated that in one other incident, Mizoram safety personnel had on Tuesday prevented the Assam Forest Department officers, led by Divisional Forest Officer, Cachar, Sunnydeo Choudhary from visiting some forest areas at Haowaifung alongside the border, saying it falls of their territory.
Assam’s Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya stated that he communicated the most recent growth to the Central authorities and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal was “worried” over the prevailing state of affairs.
Union Home Ministry’s Joint Secretary (North East), Satyendra Kumar Garg had held a gathering with the Home Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram final week the place it was agreed that each side will keep the established order and maintain common talks to stop any untoward incident. After these conferences, over 300 stranded Mizoram-bound important items laden automobiles went to the neighbouring state.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah additionally spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and Mizoram CM Zoramthanga a number of instances final week to defuse the disaster.
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla held a gathering, by means of video convention, with the Chief Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram.
(With inputs from IANS)