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Assam-Mizoram Border tension escalates as Mizo police set up camp in disputed land

GUWAHATI: The Assam-Mizoram border tension again escalated after Mizoram police set up a camp in an area both the states claims to be inside their territory.

Assam police has said that people from Mizoram side allegedly interrupted the construction of a road located inside the Assam territory in Cachar district. Later they set up a police camp.

Talking to InsideNE, Ramandeep Kaur, Superintendent of Police of Cachar district said, “Though they have also put up a camp, we are trying to avoid all kinds of altercation and confrontation as per the guideline of the government. They camp is still there are there are talks going on a higher level. We are trying to revolve it amicably.”

However, Vanlalfaka Ralte, Superintendent of Police of Kolasib district that shares boundary with Cachar district in Assam has said that the road was being constructed inside the Mizoram border, few kilometres away from Vairentge in Kolasib district.  SP Ralte told InsideNE that the road construction was going on a territory that falls under the Kolasib district.

“When the road construction was going on, the locals of the area objected to it. Then a team of Mizoram police went to the site. We had to put up a camp so that Assam could not encroach land from Mizoram and also cannot harass the local people.

The Assam-Mizoram border violence completed one month recently. Yet both the states are found in loggerheads with each other regarding land on many occasions despite the intervention of Home Ministry.

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