Assam CM may call on PM and Shah over Mizoram border row | Latest News India

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma is more likely to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and residence minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Monday to debate the border dispute with Mizoram, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP mentioned on Sunday whilst an Assam minister warned of shifting the Supreme Court in opposition to the neighbouring state.

Six Assam Police personnel and a civilian have been killed and dozens have been injured as a decades-long border dispute sparked violent clashes on July 26, prompting Himanta and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga to publicly commerce fees. The two sides reached an interim settlement to withdraw their forces from the disputed 4km stretch on July 28.

“The Assam CM is likely to meet the PM on Monday. After that, the CM accompanied by all the MPs from Assam, will meet home minister Amit Shah. There is a possibility that they might discuss a permanent solution to the border dispute,” mentioned BJP MP from Silchar, Rajdeep Roy.

The border conflict proved to be a flashpoint between the 2 BJP-ruled states with the Mizoram Police registering an FIR in opposition to Himanta and six prime state officers on fees of try and homicide and assault, and the Assam Police summoning Mizoram’s Rajya Sabha member Okay Vanlalvena and six prime officers over their alleged function in fanning tensions. The political standoff appeared to abate on August 2 as the 2 sides withdrew the police circumstances after key leaders met PM Modi.

However, the ties between the 2 states may not be utterly on the mend as Assam minister Parimal Suklabaidya mentioned he would take into account shifting the highest court docket in opposition to the Mizoram authorities if it didn’t take motion in opposition to its police officers who he mentioned opened fireplace on the border, claiming seven lives.

“People are angry and as their representatives, we cannot ignore their emotions. If Mizoram does not take action against its police officials for killing six Assam police jawans, we will consider moving the Supreme Court for justice,” mentioned the MLA from Dholai constituency, the place Lailapur — one of many websites of the clashes— is situated.

The Mizoram authorities has maintained that its police personnel acted in self-defence. “Assam police initially attempted to claim Mizoram’s land and they are the ones who started firing on the police officials of Mizoram. Our police fired in defence…,” mentioned chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo.

Meanwhile, the motion of vehicles carrying important items to Mizoram appeared to enhance after Assam eased an undeclared blockade. “In lower than 24 hours of the financial blockade being lifted, greater than 200 automobile have safely moved in direction of Aizwal. These autos, carrying important gadgets have been stranded for greater than 10 days. We guarantee every and each driver that they’ll be secure inside Mizoram if they arrive, “ govt magistrate-level official of Mizoram’s Kolasib district Carolyne Pachuau mentioned.

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