Normalcy likely to return at Mizoram-Assam border dispute

Even though normalcy may return in the disputed border area any moment, it does not mean that the border dispute has been resolved.

The Mizoram government has decided to withdraw state security forces from the Assam-Mizoram disputed border area. Instead of the state security forces, the BSF will station now in the area.

Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo said on Sunday that there is a new development after the meeting of the chief secretaries of Assam and Mizoram. The meeting was held under the leadership of Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla via video conference on Sunday. 

Besides withdrawing the Mizoram security forces from the disputed area, the blockade on National Highway 306 will also be lifted by Assam. The Mizoram chief secretary said normal traffic along the NH-306 will resume any time.

The blockade imposed by residents from Assam side started on October 28 demanding the withdrawal of Mizoram security forces from the disputed area.

Even though normalcy may return in the disputed border area any moment, it does not mean that the border dispute has been resolved.

According to the Mizoram chief secretary, the Sunday meeting was aimed only for adhoc measures first. The meeting between the two chief secretaries revolved around withdrawal of security forces by the Mizoram government from the disputed border area and the lifting of NH-306 blockade by residents of Assam, according to the Mizoram chief secretary.

 During the meeting, the Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla urged the Mizoram government to withdraw its forces from the area. The Union Home secretary also urged Assam to lift the blockade, according to the Mizoram chief secretary.

The Centre was keen to resolve the border dispute. The Centre has been keeping in touch with both the state governments constantly, according to sources.

However, it is still not clear the concrete steps to resolve the Assam-Mizoram border dispute.

NNN

- Advertisement -

For more such stories, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Download our Android App. Subscribe to our Website Notifications to stay updated.

Proudly Hosted on
ed1c4a67imp

Also Read

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Connect With Us

7,786FansLike
104FollowersFollow

Latest

BJP announces first list of candidates for GHADC poll

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its first list of 17 candidates for the elections to the Garo Hills Autonomous District...

Manipur police collect over Rs 1.65 crore as fine for violating COVID-19 SOPs

The amount collected as fine from the people who violated SOPs and guidelines on COVID-19 pandemic by Manipur police crossed Rs 1.65...

Meghalaya records two new COVID-19 cases and four recoveries on Saturday

Meghalaya has recorded two new COVID-19 cases and four recoveries on Saturday. Director of Health Services (MI) Dr Aman War...

Film Society of Manipur to organize FFSI Women’s Film Festival 2021 at three districts in Manipur

The Federation of Film Societies of India (FFSI) is celebrating International Women's Day with the Women's Film Festival 2021 from March 8-9,...

ADC Forum demands announcement of ADC election schedules

Chairmen Forum of Six Autonomous District Councils (ADCs) Manipur on Saturday threatened to launch various forms of agitations if the state government...