Fresh Negotiation to de-escalate tension between Assam- Mizoram border dispute

Fresh Negotiation to de-escalate tension between Assam- Mizoram border dispute

Assam Assembly Speaker, Biswajit Daimary, who led an all-party delegation of 20 MLA's to have an on-the-spot study of the situation at Lailapur on Saturday arising out Mizo aggression unprovoked firing on the jawans of Assam Police. "Mizo aggression has to be resolved within the legal and constitutional ambit", A delegation of the legislature would be led by him to New Delhi to seek the support of the Centre in this regard.

The speaker would also emphasize the need for a financial grant for infrastructural development in the border areas, the Speaker pointed said.

The decision taken by the delegation led by the speaker is also favored by the members of different political parties including Akhil Gogoi. This was later asserted by all the members at a meeting held at the Conference Hall of the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar presided over by the speaker.

The speaker also appreciated the members of the opposition to stand and unite together regarding the border dispute.

"It was decided at the meeting that an all-party delegation will meet the central government authorities and urge them to resolve the border dispute at the earliest as well as ensure that the constitutional boundaries were maintained," an official release said.

However, the Chief Minister of Mizoram Zoramthanga yesterday said that the boundary dispute with Assam will be resolved through dialogue. The Chief Minister of Mizoram said after a telephonic discussion with Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma.

"As per telephonic discussion with Union Home Minister and Assam Chief Minister, we agreed to resolve the Mizoram-Assam border issue amicably through meaningful dialogue," the Mizoram Chief Minister said on Twitter.

The central government has also asked the two states to restore movement of emergency and essential supplies as part of the de-escalation plan. It has also asked both the states that their officers and forces should not be allowed to carry arms and ammunition while visiting the conflict zone along the border between Assam's Cachar district and Mizoram's Kolasib.

"Our main focus is on keeping the spirit of the North-East alive," The Chief Minister of Assam tweeted later in the day, insisting that border disputes can only be resolved through discussion.

However, the violence hit regions are being deployed with at least five companies a total of 500 troops.

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