Mizoram: MZP seeks PM Modi's intervention into Assam's alleged intimidating acts post confrontation
The Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), a student body of Mizoram, on Thursday, wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the recent Assam-Mizoram border clash.
According to the letter, the MZP urged the PM to draw disciplinary proceedings and execute appropriate punishment on the CRPF stationed at the outskirt of Vairengte town to prevent a confrontation between the two states.
The student body also requested Modi to ask Assam to restrain from "repeatedly aggressing and encroaching into our land" by crossing the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) 1875 demarcation.
The MZP said that the boundary which they accept today is the demarcation made by the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) 1875, following the agreement reached between Mizo and the British.
"We believe, it is the duty of every Mizo to defend this boundary," read the letter.
They further alleged that in the post confrontation situation, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswas Sarma was resorting to the words of intimidation.
Referring to Himanta's recent announcement to recruit more armed police personnel, the MZP said, "It is very unfortunate that two states of a country had an armed confrontation and the chief minister of a state is attempting words of intimidations against us."
Police forces of Assam and Mizoram violently clashed on July 26 at the interstate border, leaving five Assam police personnel and one civilian dead. The armed confrontation was swiftly followed by a 'war of words' on Twitter between the chief ministers of both the states, with condemnation pouring in from several quarters.
(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)
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