Four 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 house minister Amit Shah who urged each leaders to attempt and type 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 meeting, which passed off on the Assam House in Delhi, was additionally attended by Assam agriculture minister Atul Bora, who’s the president of Asom Gana Parishad, a accomplice in the BJP-led coalition in the state.
No rapid response was accessible from both Assam or Mizoram on particulars of the meeting.
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 facet the border districts are Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit, whereas on Assam’s facet, 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 year, there have been a number of rounds of talks between each states below the Central authorities’s intervention.
On August 5, following a ministerial-level meeting between the 2 states at Aizawl, Assam and Mizoram declared that the disputed areas will likely be appeared after by impartial forces from central safety businesses.
But 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 house ministry issued advisories to each states to keep up established order on the disputed areas alongside the inter-state border. But stating that Assam hasn’t stopped development, Mizoram requested officers in the border districts of the state to proceed with ongoing work.