Six jawans of Assam Police have lost their lives in Assam-Mizoram border tensions on Monday, marking the bloodiest day in the Assam-Mizoram border dispute.
The escalating fresh violence reportedly broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram when Assam police stormed into Vairengte. In an exchange of talks between the two Chief Ministers, Zoramthanga and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, Zormathanga reportedly urged Himanta Biswa Sarma to instruct his force, the Assam Police to withdraw from Vairengte, in view of the safety of civilians.
The news of Assam Police who lost their lives in boarder tension was confirmed by ANI.
Assam Chief Minister took to twitter and said to his counterpart, Mizoram Chief Minister before the incident in a frustrated tone remarked, “Honble Zoramthanga CM ji , Kolasib ( Mizoram) SP is asking us to withdraw from our post until then their civilians won’t listen nor stop violence. How can we run government in such circumstances? Hope you will intervene at earliest.”
“I am deeply pained to inform that six brave jawans of @assampolice have sacrificed their lives while defending constitutional boundary of our state at the Assam-Mizoram border. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families,” Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote on twitter.
A report in twitter by one Vida Hrashel Saza said that, “Assam Police made an illegal entry into Mizoram area and caused havoc among the local residents in an attempt to take down the Police camp.”