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4 months after violent border clashes, Assam and Mizoram CMs meet in Delhi

4 months after clashes between safety forces on the interstate border claimed the lives of 6 Assam policemen, the chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram met in New Delhi on Thursday to debate the contentious boundary dispute between the 2 neighbouring states.

Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga held discussions late on Thursday night on the insistence of Union dwelling minister Amit Shah who urged each leaders to attempt to kind out the boundary dispute via talks.

“Cordial discussions on various developmental topics for the welfare of northeast India were discussed. Looking forward to many more progressive meetings,” Zoramthanga tweeted after the discussions.

The assembly, which happened on the Assam Home in Delhi, was additionally attended by Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora, who’s the president of Asom Gana Parishad, a companion within the BJP-led coalition within the state.

No fast response was obtainable from both Assam or Mizoram on particulars of the assembly.

Assam and Mizoram share a 164.6 km lengthy inter-state border and there was a long-standing dispute between the 2 states. On Mizoram’s aspect the border districts are Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit, whereas on Assam’s aspect, the border sharing districts are Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj.

After the firing between the police of each the states at Cachar’s Lailapur on July 26 this 12 months, there have been a number of rounds of talks between each states underneath the Central authorities’s intervention.

On August 5, following a ministerial-level assembly between the 2 states at Aizawl, Assam and Mizoram declared that the disputed areas might be taken care of by impartial forces from central safety businesses.

However even after the settlement to keep up established order on the disputed border there have been allegations and counter-allegations from either side about constructions happening alongside the boundary.

On November 5, the Union dwelling ministry issued advisories to each states to keep up established order on the disputed areas alongside the inter-state border. However stating that Assam hasn’t stopped building, Mizoram requested officers within the border districts of the state to proceed with ongoing work.

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