Assam-Mizoram boundary row: Amit Shah assures support to amicable solution

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Published: October 19,2020 01:51 PM
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October 19, 2020: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured all support to peaceful amicable solution of the boundary dispute between Assam and Mizoram.

October 19, 2020: Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured all support to peaceful amicable solution of the boundary dispute between Assam and Mizoram.



Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday tweeted that he had a fruitful discussion regarding the situation at Assam-Mizoram border with Shah, who assured all support to solve the matter amicably.





Meanwhile, Assam minister and NEDA convenor Dr. Himanta Biswa Sharma urged people from both sides to maintain peace and harmony. In a tweet, he said, "People of Assam and Mizoram have always lived in peace and harmony. We all have the inherent strengths to resolve all issues on border with the spirit of good neighbours. I request everyone to please follow restraint."





Simmering tension prevailed on the Assam-Mizoram border after a violent clash took place between the people of the two states, injuring several. The two states have deployed security personnel, including those of the Indian Reserve Battalion, in the violence-hit areas near the Vairengte village in Mizoram and Assam’s Lailapur.



A large number of Vairengte residents assembled when some people from Assam allegedly pelted stones at a group near the auto-rickshaw stand on the outskirts of the border village on Saturday evening. The irate mob from Vairengte retaliated and set on fire about 20 temporary bamboo huts and stalls built along the national highway by residents of Lailapur despite a prohibitory order being in place. Mizoram shares a 164.6-km border with Assam.