Border dispute between Assam and Mizoram Six Assam Police personnel were killed and 60 others, including a superintendent of police, were injured in a violent clash during the sudden escalation of the Both sides blamed each other’s police for the violence and sought Centre’s intervention. Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to the Chief Ministers of both the states and asked them to restore peace on the disputed border. After this, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma issued a press note regarding the violence. At the same time, Himanta has shared a video in which Mizoram Police personnel are shown celebrating.
In fact, there was a fierce clash between the security forces and civilians on the border of both the states. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Said that six Assam Police personnel were killed in firing by miscreants from neighboring Mizoram.
Assam CM Himanta shared the video of the celebration
Sharing the video, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma wrote, ‘Mizoram police and goons are celebrating such a celebration after the killing of 5 police personnel of Assam and injuring many. Sad and horrifying.’
Himanta said – work on stopping unnecessary violence and restoring peace
In view of the tension along the border with Mizoram, the Assam government urged the state to prevent its people and police personnel from resorting to unnecessary violence and work towards restoring peace. Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sharma has shared the tweet.
CM Himanta Biswa Sharma himself tweeted
The Assam Chief Minister announced on Twitter that six Assam Police personnel were killed in firing by ‘militants’ from the Mizoram side along the inter-state border in Cachar district. Sarma tweeted, “I am deeply saddened to inform that six brave jawans of Assam Police have laid down their lives while protecting the constitutional boundary of our state on the Assam-Mizoram border. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families.
50 injured policemen were admitted
Babul Bezbaruah, principal of Assam’s Silchar Medical College and Hospital, said that at least 50 injured policemen have been admitted, who sustained bullet injuries. The injured were continuing to visit the hospital and about 10 more injured, mostly policemen, were admitted to the nearby Dholai hospital, he said.
Mizoram Home Minister made serious allegations against Assam Police
However, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchmalliana said in a statement that more than 200 policemen from Assam crossed the CRPF post with arson, assault and firing at unarmed people, following which the Mizoram Police retaliated.
Assam Police bid – During the conversation, the miscreants started firing
A senior Assam Police official said that miscreants from across the border suddenly started firing when civil officials from both the sides were holding talks to resolve differences.
SP also injured in firing
“I can’t immediately say how many people were injured, but I estimate at least 50 personnel were injured,” the officer said over the phone. Our SP was also injured in the firing and one bullet hit his leg. When the IPS officer was talking, he was hiding inside the forest and the sound of firing could be heard from behind.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to both the Chief Ministers
Later in the evening, Union Home Minister Amit Shah spoke to the Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram on the ongoing border dispute between the two states and asked them to ensure a peaceful resolution of the dispute. Sources gave this information. Sources said that during separate telephonic conversations with Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga, Shah asked them to maintain peace along the inter-state border. The Home Minister asked the Chief Ministers to resolve the border dispute with mutual consent.
Assam Police has withdrawn from that place- Mizoram Home Minister
Both the Chief Ministers have assured the Home Minister that necessary steps will be taken to ensure peace and resolve the border issue amicably. Soon after, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchmalliana in his statement said that after Shah’s intervention, the Assam Police has moved out of the place and the duty post has been handed back to the CRPF personnel.
Congress asked on the violent clash – what happened in the meeting with the Home Minister?
The Congress targeted the BJP over the violence on the Assam-Mizoram border. Congress said in a statement that it is a matter of great concern that on one hand the Chief Ministers of both the states were having open debates on Twitter, on the other hand tension was increasing. “Yesterday (Sunday) the Home Minister presided over a meeting with Chief Ministers and Chief Secretaries of North Eastern States to discuss the issues of inter-state border dispute,” the party asked. What happened between them? What policies were adopted to reduce border disputes?’
RJD also attacked BJP
Aam Aadmi Party raised questions on BJP over violent clash
Himanta and Zoramthanga clashed with each other
Earlier, the chief ministers of both the states on Monday leveled allegations against each other and blamed each other’s police for the violence. Both urged the Center to intervene in the matter.
Later Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted again
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Twitter that he has spoken to Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and his police will maintain peace. That a large number of “militants” from Mizoram pelted stones and attacked officials of the Assam government.
Mizoram police bid – eight huts set on fire
At least eight huts near the Aitlang river in the disputed area were torched at 11.30 pm on Sunday, Mizoram’s Inspector General of Police (Northern Range) Lalbiakthanga Khiangte said. He told that there was no one in these huts. He told that this hut belonged to the farmers of Vairengte, a border village near Assam.
The local people of Assam made serious allegations
The locals of Assam alleged that the criminals were carrying sticks, sticks, iron rods and rifles and attacked the Assam Police personnel in Lalitpur and damaged several vehicles, including the vehicles of the Deputy Commissioner’s office.
Mizoram CM tagged Union Home Minister Amit Shah
Zoramthanga posted a video on his Twitter handle, in which a clash is taking place between Assam policemen and a group of youths carrying sticks. Tagging officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Union Home Minister’s office, Sarma and Assam’s Cachar district, he wrote, “Amit Shah ji…please look into the matter. This needs to be stopped immediately.
Mizoram CM shared the video of the couple
In another tweet, Zoramthanga also spoke about the alleged attack on an “innocent couple” returning from Cachar to Mizoram. “How can you justify these violent acts?” he asked.
Assam Police responds to Mizoram CM’s allegation
The Assam Police countered the allegations of the Mizoram Chief Minister, saying that the people of Mizoram attacked its personnel and pelted stones. It tweeted, “It is unfortunate that a large number of miscreants from Mizoram pelted stones and attacked Assam Government officials who are staying at Lalitpur to protect Assam land from encroachment.” “We strongly condemn these incidents of sabotage and reiterate our resolve to protect the border of Assam,” he said.
Himanta said – How will we run the government like this?
The Assam Chief Minister tweeted, “Hon’ble Chief Minister Zoramthanga Ji Kolasib (Mizoram) Superintendent of Police is asking us to move away from our posts, otherwise their citizens will neither listen nor stop the violence.” Tweeting a video, he said, “How will we run the government in such circumstances? Hope Amit Shah, Prime Minister’s Office will intervene at the earliest.
Himanta has Information given to talk to the Chief Minister of Mizoram
Sarma said he has spoken to the Mizoram Chief Minister and said that the Assam Police will maintain status quo and peace along the border. He said, “I immediately spoke to Honorable Chief Minister Zoramthanga ji. I have said that Assam will maintain the status quo and peace along the border. I have expressed my desire to visit Aizawl and discuss these issues if required.
Mizoram Chief Minister also replied
However, Zoramthanga again tweeted, “Dear Himanta ji, after a cordial meeting with the Chief Ministers by Hon’ble Amit Shah ji, surprisingly two companies of Assam Police arrived with the citizens and attacked the citizens present at the Warengte auto rickshaw stand inside Mizoram today. Lathi charged and fired tear gas shells. They also clashed with CRPF personnel/Mizoram Police.” The Mizoram Chief Minister appealed to Sarma to instruct the Assam Police to withdraw from Wirengte.
Whose government is in Assam and Mizoram?
Assam is currently ruled by the BJP, while Mizoram is ruled by the Mizo National Front (MNF), part of the BJP-led Northeast Democratic Alliance (NEDA). The Barak Valley districts of Assam’s Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi share a 164-km-long border with the three districts of Mizoram, Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit. Following a territorial dispute, clashes broke out along the inter-state border in August 2020 and February this year.
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