Assam-Mizoram Border Tension: Assam CM Says Ready for Talks But Do Not Encroach

Published: July 10,2021 06:12 PM

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Around 100 Mizos have entered Assam under Mizoram police protection, reports said. A hand grenade was also hurled towards the Assam side

July 10, 2021: Amid a fresh round of tension in the Assam-Mizoram border, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday that Assam is ready to resolve issues through talks and discussion and warned against any encroachment of Assam’s land.

“There is some tension going on in the Assam-Nagaland, Assam -Mizoram borders. Assam police is protecting the boundary. Being the larger state or because Assam is the gateway, we are open for discussion and ready to resolve issues through mutual discussion and by sitting across the table. Do not encroach our land. Round the clock, Assam police is protecting the constitutional boundary of Assam,” CM Sarma said addressing the media after a state Cabinet meeting in Guwahati.

CM Sarma’s comments have come amid reports of hand grenade being hurled towards Assam border at a time when Assam ADGP Harmeet Singh, Cachar DC Kirthi Jalli and other senior police officials were on an inspection in the Lailapur area in the Assam-Mizoram border. At least 100 Mizos are said to have entered Cachar district of Assam in the Assam-Mizoram border. This is threatening to further escalate tension in the area.

The intrusion reported on Saturday has come just a day after Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla held an important meeting with the Chief Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram and the DGPs of both the states in New Delhi to discuss the border situation.