Guwahati: Assam government withdrew the travel advisory issued over the Assam-Mizoram border dispute on Thursday.
Assam government issued an official notification that reads, "Given the joint statement issued today, i.e. 5th August 2021 by the representatives of the Governments of Assam and Mizoram, the Travel Advisory issued on July 29th, has been withdrawn."
Appreciating the decision, Mizoram CM said, “ Let peace return,” adding, “Thank you Government of Assam”.
It comes after Assam and Mizoram governments issued a joint statement, saying they would take forward the initiatives of the home ministry and their chief ministers to remove tensions prevailing around the inter-state border areas and find a solution to disputes through discussions.
It is learned the governments also agreed to take necessary measures to promote and maintain peace among people living in Assam and Mizoram, mainly in the border areas.
The border dispute between the two escalated on 26th July 2021. when violent clashes between the forces of both the states resulted in the death of six Assam police personnel and one civilian at Lailapur.
Around 65 people were reportedly injured in the incident.
The history of these clashes dates back to 1875 and 1933. Cartographers during the British era created demarcations between Assam and Mizoram states, leading to border turmoil since then. There have been several rounds of talks between the two States since 1995, but none of them succeeded in resolving the issue.