Flare Up Along Assam-Mizoram Border: Union Home Secretary to hold a meeting with the Chief Secretaries of Mizoram and Assam – Tension at Assam-Mizoram border after violent clashes, Union Home Secretary to meet

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Tension on Assam-Mizoram border
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Tension has arisen on the border of the two states after several people were injured in violent clashes between the people of Assam and Mizoram. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla will preside over the meeting with the two states on Monday to take stock of the situation. The meeting will take place via video conferencing at 11:30 am. The Chief Secretary along with the CMs of both the states will be present in the meeting. The information and public relations department of Mizoram government gave this information. At the same time, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga about the violent clash on the inter-state border, also apprised the present situation to the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Home Affairs.

However, officials said on Sunday that the situation is now under control in the area, which is in Kolasib in Mizoram and Cachar district of Assam. Officials said the two states have deployed security personnel in the violence-affected areas, including the Indian Reserve Corps, which fall near Vairangate village in Mizoram and Lailapur in Assam.

Vairangate village in Kolasib district of Mizoram is the northern part of the state, through which National Highway-306 connects Assam to this state. On the other hand, Lailapur in Cachar district of Assam is its closest village. Deputy Commissioner of Police of Kolasib district, H Lalthalangliana said that some people of Assam allegedly took sticks and sticks near the auto rickshaw stand on the outskirts of the border village on Saturday evening. But a group pelted stones, after which the residents of Wairangate village gathered in large numbers.

He said that despite the prohibition applied in the area, angry mob of Vairangate village set fire to about 20 makeshift huts and shops on the National Highway belonging to the people of Lailapur village. The Deputy Commissioner of Police said that several people, including four people from Mizoram, were injured in this violent clash that lasted for hours.

He said that a person injured in the clash has been admitted to Kolasib District Hospital, whose condition is critical due to a deep wound in his neck. At the same time, three people were treated at the public health center of Vairangate village. Police said that one of the injured has been admitted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital in Assam.

Meanwhile, the Assam government also said that the situation was under control and police were deployed along with senior officials to restore peace in the area. Assam forest minister and local MLA Parimal Shukla Baidya said that such incidents happen almost every year in the area as people on both sides illegally cut down trees.

On the instructions of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Baidya visited Lailapur on Sunday and interacted with the people. A statement issued by the Assam government said the incident was an act done by miscreants to create unrest in the communities.

At the same time, Deputy Commissioner of Cachar Kirti Jalli also visited the area adjacent to the inter-state border and assured that the administration would provide complete security to the ‘antisocial elements’ trying to create unrest between the people of the two states. Assam Commissioner (Home) Gyanendra Tripathi assured the locals of safety and also appealed to maintain harmony with the people of Mizoram.

Cachar Superintendent of Police Bhanwar Lal Meena said, “We had received reports of some temporary houses and shops being burnt. Police reached the spot and controlled the situation. We are taking all possible steps to ensure that such incidents do not happen in future.

Tension has arisen on the border of the two states after several people were injured in violent clashes between the people of Assam and Mizoram. Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla will preside over the meeting with the two states on Monday to take stock of the situation. The meeting will take place via video conferencing at 11:30 am. The Chief Secretary along with the CMs of both the states will be present in the meeting. Mizoram government’s information and public relations department gave this information. At the same time, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal spoke to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga about the violent clash on the inter-state border, also apprised the present situation to the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Home Affairs.

However, officials said on Sunday that the situation is now under control in the area, which is in Kolasib in Mizoram and Cachar district of Assam. Officials said the two states have deployed security personnel in the violence-affected areas, including the Indian Reserve Corps, which fall near Vairangate village in Mizoram and Lailapur in Assam.

Vairangate village in Kolasib district of Mizoram is the northern part of the state, through which National Highway-306 connects Assam to this state. On the other hand, Lailapur in Cachar district of Assam is its closest village. Deputy Commissioner of Police of Kolasib district, H Lalthalangliana said that some people of Assam allegedly took sticks and sticks near the auto rickshaw stand on the outskirts of the border village on Saturday evening. But a group pelted stones, after which the residents of Wairangate village gathered in large numbers.

He said that despite the prohibition imposed in the area, angry mob of Vairangate village set fire to around 20 makeshift huts and shops on the National Highway belonging to the people of Lailapur village. The Deputy Commissioner of Police said that several people, including four people from Mizoram, were injured in this violent clash that lasted for hours.



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