On November 25, the chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram decided to increase the fence along their interstate border, which was the scene of violence that claimed the lives of at least six members of the police force. ‘Assam and a civilian in July this year. Assam and Mizoram share a 164 km long border.
Himanta Biswa Sarma reacted to the meeting with Mizoram CM Zoramthanga and said: “I took the opportunity to meet Mizoram CM for dinner. We didn’t talk about anything, we just enjoyed our dinner today. The situation is now normal at the border, with no questions as such. Tomorrow we will meet the Minister of the Interior Amit Shah. “
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga said, “We had a very good meeting. We are like brothers. Tomorrow, we will meet together with the Union Minister of the Interior (Amit Shah). We will try to increase our fences all along the border. Mizoram CM posted a tweet regarding the meeting and thanked Assam CM Sarma.
The Center wants a peaceful resolution of the border dispute between Assam and Mizoram, and the Union Minister of the Interior, Amit Shah, would be in regular contact with the two chief ministers for a peaceful resolution of the problem, a informed a manager.
Assam-Mizoram border conflict
The border dispute over the 165 km Assam-Mizoram border dates back to the days of British colonial rule. Essentially, Mizoram has deep reservations about a 1933 notification that demarcated the boundary between Lushai Hills and the then princely state of Manipur. As the Assam government follows this, the Mizoram has demanded that the border be demarcated based on the 1875 notification, which was made in consultation with the Mizo chiefs.
In July 2021, however, the lingering dispute between the two northeastern states took a turn for the worse when Assam claimed Mizoram police opened fire on its officials and civilians with automatic weapons, including LMGs, which resulted in the deaths of at least six police officers and left more than 50 injured people. Contradicting this claim, the Mizoram said its police officers only fired at their counterparts in Assam after the latter threw tear gas canisters at them.
However, with the intervention of the Center and multiple meetings between the chief ministers of the two states, the problem was temporarily resolved. The borders of the northeastern states have been demarcated by satellite imagery, as a solution.