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Kolasib DC urges locals to not hurt non-residents amid tensions at border

KOLASIB: The district administration of Kolasib in Mizoram has notified that there shall be no restriction on the movement of non-residents of Mizoram traveling through the district in the wake of a violent clash with Assam police that left 6 persons dead.

“Mizo residents are also advised to allow no disturbance and to cause no harm to non-locals within Kolasib District in connection with the inter-state boundary issue at Mizoram-Assam border,” further stated the notification by Deputy Commissioner Lalthlangliana issued on Wednesday.

It further added that if non-residents of Mizoram face trouble within Kolasib District, information may immediately be reported to the following officers:

I. Lalvcnhimi Ralte, Executive Magistrate – 8974761551.

Vanlalduata Sailo, Sub Divisional Police Officer, Kolasib – 9436142158 3

Vanlalzawni, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kolasib – 8575711742

On the other hand, the Assam government has issued an unusual travel advisory asking people not to travel to Mizoram citing a “threat to personal safety”.

Assam’s advisory, from the state’s Home and Political Department, said: “Given the critical prevailing situation, the people of Assam are advised not to travel to Mizoram as any threat to the personal safety of people cannot be accepted.” It also advised the people of Assam, who stay in Mizoram for work, to “exercise utmost caution”.

The notice said there had been several cases of violent skirmishes in the border area, and that the latest incident had led to indiscriminate firing on police personnel as well as civilians in the Cachar district.

“Even after this incident, certain Mizo Civil society, students, and youth organizations are constantly issuing provocative statements against the state of Assam and its people. It has been reliably learned from video footage available with Assam police that many civilians are heavily armed with automatic weapons, etc. In view of the above and with the purpose of ensuring safety and security, a travel advisory is hereby issued to all the people of Assam,” it said.

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