• Assam-Mizo Border dispute: Both sides decide to settle dispute amicably, CAPF to be deployed in dist


    Guwahati: Amid the border row between Assam and Mizoram which took an ugly turn on Monday, leading to the death of 6 Assam Police Personnel, both sides’ dignitaries and Chief Secretaries sat down for a conference and have decided to settle the dispute amicably.

    The meeting that saw the attendance of Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla and Chief Secretaries of Assam Jishnu Barua and Mizoram Lainunmawia Chuaungo on Wednesday, have planned arrangements in coordination with the Union Home Ministry of Home Affairs within a reasonable time frame so as to mandate a smooth functioning of neutral force in the disturbed areas.

    The ongoing Assam-Mizoram border took the worst turn after eight farm huts belonging to Mizo farmers were burned down by unidentified miscreants on Sunday in Vairengte village, the nearest village along the Assam border.

    Later, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Mizoram CM Zoramthanga initiated talks on the matter.

    CM Sarma reiterated that Assam will maintain the status quo and peace between the borders. He also expressed his willingness to visit Aizawl and resolve the prevailing issues.

    *Inputs from Pratidin

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