• Assam blocks movement of vehicles carrying medical supplies says Mizoram health minister

    Assam blocks movement of vehicles carrying medical supplies says Mizoram health minister

    Aizwal: Mizoram Health Minister R Lalthangliana claimed that Assam blocked vehicles carrying medical supplies. The vehicles were carrying Covid19-kits and other essential stuff for the state.

    However, Assam said no organization in that state is shortly blocking any transformation entering Mizoram. 

    Mizoram is presently battling the second wave of the Covid 19, one of the nation's most affected states.

    "As per our knowledge, a state-sponsored financial barrier has been clamped in Assam. Consequently, means carrying consignments of necessary products and life-saving medications are stranded in the Dholai-Lailapur area in Assam. We will address the Centre again to take action to the resumption of traffic flow," said Lalthangliana.

    Meantime, Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo told the state government has a strong belief in the Centre. Therefore, it will send a letter to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) asking for its intervention for the immediate resumption of traffic flow from Assam.

    According to Lalnunmawia, around 95 per cent of fundamental stocks come to landlocked Mizoram via Assam NH 306, the state's lifeline.

    The Kolasib SP Vanlalfaka stated that no vehicles, excluding defence authorities, entered Mizoram from Assam after the border clash.

    "We are executing efforts to assure that vehicle operated by non-tribals travel smoothly to Assam. Therefore, no occupant of Mizoram is producing any difficulty as the people are assured that it is not a communal problem but a border conflict within the two states," said Vanlalfaka. 

    The Chemist and Druggist Association, Mizoram, lately drafted to the state chief secretary asking the government's intervention for resumption of stocks from Assam.

    The letter also claimed that even courier firms had been banned from delivering letters and packages.