• Mizoram Government Appeals Centre to Take Necessary Steps to Remove Economic Blockade

    Mizoram Government Appeals Centre to Take Necessary Steps to Remove Economic Blockade

    Aizwal: The Mizoram government on Wednesday sent a letter to the Union Home Secretary appealing involvement in the issue of economic blockade in the Barak Valley following the terrorizing clash in the Assam-Meghalaya border, killing six Assam Police personnel, one civilian, and injuring more than 65 police personnel including an SP on Monday.

    In the letter to Union Home Secretary, Home Secretary of Mizoram Lalbiaksangi wrote, “The National Highway 306, that connects Mizoram with the rest of the states blocked by Assam since July 16, it has badly affected the normal lives of the people of the State.”

    Putting more allegations on the people of Assam, the letter stated, “Some unknown miscreants from Assam has demolished and removed railway tracks at Mohammedpur and Ramnathpur Railway stations in Assam’s Hailakandi districts, which is the only railway line that connects Bairabi Railway Station in Mizoram’s Kolasib district.”

    “No one has the right including State agency and the locals to block the movement of people as well as goods that pass through national highway and road.” the letter added.

    The letter said, “Thereby, it is requested that the Government of India kindly look after the matter and order the Government of Assam to take possible steps for the immediate removal of the blockade for the smooth movement of goods and passengers in the national highway and the railway line.”

    Moreover, putting more allegations over the Assam government, the Mizoram government wrote, “Deliberately the Assam government has blocked the national highway and the railway line as it connects Mizoram with the mainstream. This is not new before also from October 17 to November 11, last year Assam government had done such type of incident which severely affected the lives of the people in Mizoram.”