Mizoram at present rejected Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma’s allegation that the state had encroached into elements of Assam’s Barak Valley. It asserted yesterday that native Mizos had been dwelling within the stated territory for over 100 years and cited “satellite tv for pc photos” to show its declare.
“Assam is laying claims to Mizoram’s territories, which the residents of border villages have been occupying for over 100 years. Satellite photos will show that,” Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo stated on Friday.
“There is not any encroachment by Mizoram into Assam’s territory. It is the opposite manner spherical,” Mr Chuaungo informed a information company.
He alleged that Assam officers had encroached Mizoram’s territories underneath the supervision of their police and forest departments prior to now few weeks regardless of the choice to take care of established order in disputed areas.
On Monday, Assam Chief Minister Sarma alleged that 1,777.58 hectares within the Barak Valley area had been taken over by Mizoram.
The long-running border dispute between the 2 states has flared up in current weeks, with not less than three bombs set off by alleged by Mizo criminals in southern Assam’s Cachar bordering Mizoram. The Assam authorities stated that the accused had even threatened its officers with “abusive language and weapons like axes and sickles”.
Three districts of southern Assam’s Barak Valley — Karimganj, Hailakandi, and Cachar — share a 123-kilometre-long border with three of Mizoram’s — Mamit, Kolasib, and Aizawl. National Highway 306 runs from Cachar to Kolasib by means of a border gate dividing the 2 states locked in border disputes since 1971.