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CLP passes resolution to send Mizoram Police to border

CLP passes resolution to send Mizoram Police to border

Gauba will meet the chief secretaries of Mizoram and Assam on March 20 and carry forward the dialogues on boundary dispute, Satyendra Garg, joint secretary in home ministry said. He said Assam Police personnel and CRPF will continue to be deployed till the situation limps back to normalcy.

The Union home service likewise looked for reports from the two states about the episodes and the means being taken to standardize the circumstance.

The Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), comprising Mizoram's apex student body leaders and activists, have been camping in the disputed area with an attempt to construct a rest house inside the land of the first Mizoram chief minister Ch Chhunga following the latter's wife donating the land to the student organisation. Among others, a journalist was also injured.

The state governments were asked to take appropriate steps to ensure law and order, prevent the situation from escalating and bring the situation under control.

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This was conveyed to Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan by Kolasib Deputy Commissioner, R. Zarzosanga today. A team of AIUDF legislators, led by Katlicherra (in Hailakandi) MLA Suzam Uddin Laskar, also met chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal, requesting his intervention for the sake of non-Mizos living in Mizoram and the people living along the boundary in Hailakandi.

The following day members of several organisations of Mizoram allegedly attempted to intrude into a disputed area of Hailakandi district of Assam and the police had stopped them.

As part of its confidence building exercise along Assam-Mizoram Border, the Hailakandi district administration is organising community level meetings along the troubled Assam-Mizoram interstate border to instill a sense of security and confidence among the people living close to the interstate border. He told the gathering that both the neighbouring States were holding talks to resolve the border row amicably.

Sources in the home ministry said the Assam-Mizoram boundary conflict can be traced back to the British days when the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation was enacted in 1872 and amended by Assam chief secretary W.S. Cosgrave in 1933 to ward off movements and incursions by the Lushai and Kuki tribals into the undivided Cachar district.