The Assam government has issued an advisory regarding the travel of people of the state to the neighboring state in view of the tension that erupted over the border dispute with Mizoram. Under the travel advisory issued on Thursday, the people of Assam have been advised to avoid traveling to Mizoram. Perhaps this is happening for the first time that any state has issued such advisory regarding travel in another state.
The Assam government in its travel advisory has advised the people of the state not to travel to Mizoram. Apart from this, people who are in Mizoram under work-related compulsions have been advised to take extreme caution.
In an advisory issued by Assam Home Secretary MS Mamivannan, it has been said that the people of Assam are advised not to travel to Mizoram as any threat to their personal safety cannot be accepted.
In fact, on July 26, there was a violent clash on the border with Mizoram in Cachar district of Assam. Six Assam policemen were killed in this clash. State Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had alleged that the policemen were killed in indiscriminate firing by the miscreants of Mizoram. Since this incident, there is a situation of tension in both the states. After the intervention of the Center, both the states have agreed to deploy central forces in the disputed areas.
Border dispute between Assam and Mizoram Quite old. The situation along the Assam-Mizoram border was relatively calm before 2020, barring a few incidents in 1994 and 2007. After a border incident in 2007, Mizoram announced that it does not accept the current border.