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Assam, Mizoram CM to meet Amit Shah to discuss inter-state border row

GUWAHATI: The Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram on Thursday decided to increase the fencing along their inter-state border. Assam and Mizoram share a 164km-long border.

The Chief minister of both the states will meet union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Friday.

Himanta Biswa Sarma reacted to meeting with Mizoram CM Zoramthanga and said, “I took the opportunity of meeting Mizoram CM for dinner. We did not talk about anything, we just enjoyed our dinner today. The situation is normal now at the border, with no issues as such. Tomorrow we will meet Home Minister Amit Shah.”

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga said, “We had a very good meeting. We are like brothers. Tomorrow we will meet the Union Home Minister (Amit Shah) together. We will try to increase our fencing all along the border.” The Mizoram CM put out a tweet regarding the meet and thanked Assam CM Sarma.

The Centre wants a peaceful resolution to the border dispute between Assam and Mizoram, and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is believed to be in regular touch with the two chief ministers for a peaceful resolution of the issue, an official informed.

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