Neutral Central forces to be deployed along disputed Assam-Mizoram border


Guwahati: In a significant development concerning the Assam-Mizoram border dispute, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Assam and the Mizoram Government have agreed for the deployment of a neutral central force along the disturbed interstate border, officials from the MHA stated. The MHA has directed the two-state governments to hold regular dialogues in order to resolve the issue mutually.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla chaired a meeting with Chief Secretaries of Assam and Mizoram on Wednesday evening which lasted for two and a half hours. Following the meeting, the MHA official has stated that CAPF personnel will be deployed in the disturbed Assam and Mizoram border area along National Highway 306 under a senior official of the CAPF.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi at Prime Minister’s Office. The meeting was focused on Assam-Mizoram border disputes as both Assam and Mizoram Chief Ministers had sought Home Ministry’s intervention in the issue.

On July 26 night, a violent clash broke out between forces of both Assam and Mizoram leading to the death of seven police officers of Assam. More than 50 people were injured including Cachar SP Vaibhav Nimbalkar, who has been admitted to the ICU.