New Delhi: Assam has stepped up its exercise to resolve the ongoing border dispute with the neighboring state of Mizoram. Meanwhile, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma is scheduled to meet PM Narendra Modi today. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from Assam will also be present. CM Himanta had also met Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday over the border dispute.
Trucks from other parts of the country were able to enter Mizoram across the disputed border with neighboring Assam on Sunday, 13 days after clashes between Assam and Mizoram police forces. Truck drivers had parked their trucks in Dholai near the border and refused to move on even after the informal blockade imposed by locals was lifted. The ministers of Assam and Mizoram had agreed to resolve the border dispute by amicably resolving differences after meeting last week.
At least six Assam Police personnel and one civilian were killed and more than 50 injured in a murderous clash between the police of the two states on July 26. The two provinces share a 164.6 km border between the Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj districts of Assam and Kolasib, Mamit, and Aizawl districts of Mizoram.