Assam-Mizoram border row: Two Assam ministers to visit Aizawl


In an attempt to resolve inter-state border tensions between Assam and Mizoram, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday said that two cabinet ministers will be visiting Aizawl on August 5 for a discussion regarding the border issue.

CM Sarma, in a tweet on Tuesday evening, said "in aid of an early amicable resolution", two cabinet ministers, Atul Bora, Minister of Agriculture, Horticulture, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary and Ashok Singhal, Minister for the Department of Housing & Urban Affairs and Irrigation will be travelling to Aizawl for a "meaningful dialogue".

"Assam stands committed to ensuring peace on its borders, paving the way for a peaceful & developed North-East," he further added.

The government of the two states have also decided to withdraw most cases registered against each other. 

On Monday, August 2, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga, in a tweet informed that in order to build a conducive atmosphere for an "amicable solution" to the Mizoram-Assam border dispute & to reduce the "plight of suffering citizens", he has directed the state police to withdraw FIR filed at Vairengte, Kolasib District, Mizoram against all the accused persons, including CM Sarma.

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has also directed state police to withdraw the FIR against Mizo National Front MP K Vanlalvena as a "goodwill gesture".

(Edited by Aparmita Das)

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