Amid tensions between Assam and Mizoram over the current border conflict, Mizoram Governor Okay Hari Babu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday and mentioned the Center is looking for an answer to the problem.
Meanwhile, BJP MPs from Assam, together with Union Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, are additionally assembly the prime minister within the afternoon.
Okay Hari Babu is scheduled to fulfill Home Minister Amit Shah later within the afternoon.
Talking to reporters in Parliament after assembly the prime minister, Okay Hari Babu mentioned the incident was “very unlucky”.
“The house minister is attempting to defuse the strain and he’s looking for the answer. Both chief ministers (of Assam and Mizoram) have dedicated that peace will probably be restored,” he mentioned.
At least six Assam Police personnel and one civilian had been killed and greater than 50 individuals injured, together with the police chief of the district of Cachar, in a fire-fight between the police of the 2 states on a disputed stretch of their boundary, close to Dholai in Cachar district on July 25.
Tension alongside the border with Mizoram in Cachar and Hailakandi districts of Assam have been escalating since October 2020 with frequent incidents of burning of homes and encroachment of land.
The two states share a 164.6-km border between Assam’s Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts, and Mizoram’s Kolasib, Mamit, and Aizawl districts.
Both states have differing interpretations of their territorial border. While Mizoram believes that its border lies alongside an ‘internal line” drawn up in 1875 to guard tribals from outdoors affect, Assam goes by a district demarcation performed within the Nineteen Thirties.