Centre trying peaceful solution to Assam-Mizoram border dispute

The Centre is trying to defuse the Assam-Mizoram border issue as early as possible in a peaceful manner. Two senior government functionaries said the Central government wants a peaceful resolution of the current border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is in regular touch with the two Chief Ministers — Himanta Biswa Sarma (Assam) and Zoramthanga (Mizoram) and does not want to take any decision that may further escalate the ground situation.

Zoramthanga tweeted, “I still hope for an amicable solution to the #AssamMizoramBorderTension from the Central Government”, and also tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Shah, and the chief ministers of Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura and Sikkim in the tweet. Assam CM Sarma responded through a tweet: “Our main focus is on keeping the spirit of North-East alive. What happened along the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both states. Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM had promised to call me post his quarantine. Border disputes can only be resolved through discussion.” Following the July 26 violence, both Assam and Mizoram Police registered separate cases naming each others’ political leaders and police and civil officials.

While the Assam Police has named several police officers of Mizoram and served summonses to them and to the state’s lone Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalvena, the Mizoram Police registered a case against civil and police officers of Assam and also named CM Sarma in the FIR. The two functionaries cited a number of measures taken to lower the tension along the Assam-Mizoram border.