No economic blockade on the border
Not a single vehicle carrying essential goods or passengers from Assam has entered Mizoram’s border after Monday. This information was given on Saturday by the in-charge of Vairengte police station, Lalchavimawa. Assam has issued an advisory asking its citizens to avoid traveling to Mizoram, saying that the economic blockade has not been imposed. Lalchavimawa said that on Saturday also not a single vehicle from Assam went to Mizoram but some trucks are coming from there towards Barak Valley of Assam. Warengte is the nearest border town and is on its way to Mizoram, where violent clashes broke out. In a letter to the Additional Home Secretary, Center in charge of Northeast, Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalbiaksangi said that vehicles carrying essential goods and COVID-19 test kits are stranded on NH-306 in Lalitpur-Dholai area in Cachar district of Assam. . Mamit district deputy commissioner Lalrojama told PTI that some essential supplies, including fuel and LPG, are entering the state from Tripura. Mamit district shares its border with Tripura.
FIR against Assam CM and 6 officers
Meanwhile, amid tension with Mizoram, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said he would be “very happy” to join the probe but wondered why it was not being handed over to an “unbiased agency”. Following clashes between Mizoram and Assam, the Mizoram Police lodged an FIR late Monday night at the Wairangte police station against Sarma and six officers on various charges, including attempt to murder and criminal conspiracy. However, this FIR became public on Friday. To this, Sarma tweeted, “Will be happy to be involved in any investigation.” Sarma said that he has informed Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga about this. Zoramthang said on this that Northeast India will remain united.
Mizoram CM said – Northeast India will always be one
Sharing a notification issued by his government on Twitter, Zoramthanga said that there will be no restriction on the movement of non-resident persons from the state in Kolasib district of Mizoram adjoining Cachar district of Assam. The Chief Minister tweeted on Friday, “Northeast India will always be one.” Police of both the states have registered criminal cases and issued summons in connection with Monday’s violence. As border disputes continued, Assam on Saturday signed an agreement with Nagaland, under which both sides agreed to withdraw their police from the disputed areas within 24 hours.
Agreement signed between Assam and Nagaland
The Chief Secretaries of Assam and Nagaland signed an agreement on Saturday to defuse the ongoing tension at two places in the Desoi Valley Forest/Tunngkong Valley, under which the security forces would be called back together within the next 24 hours. The agreement was signed after a meeting between Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua and his Nagaland counterpart J Alam in Dimapur in the presence of Nagaland Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and Assam Education Minister Ranoj Pegu. Both sides agreed that immediate and effective steps are needed to maintain peace and harmony in the areas around Ao Senden and Vikuto village in Nagaland so as to resolve the standoff between the Nagaland and Assam security forces. Could. These villages are known as Jankhona Nala/Nagjankha and Compartment no. Known by 12 names.
Decision to joint patrol on Assam-Arunachal border
Meanwhile, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have decided to conduct joint patrolling along the inter-state border to prevent illegal activities along with maintaining status quo along the border to ensure peaceful relations. Official sources gave this information on Saturday. A coordination meeting was held between civil and police administration and forest department officials of Dibrugarh district of Assam and Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh on inter-state border districts. Dibrugarh Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha and his Tirap counterpart Taro Mije attended the meeting. In this meeting, it was decided to maintain status quo and cordial relations between the people of both the states in the border areas of both the districts.
Decision to hold goodwill meetings
Sources said that during the day-long meeting in Deomali subdivision of Tirap on Friday, various issues related to border areas like improving road connectivity and illegal trade in timber, mining and liquor were discussed. It was decided that joint patrolling would be carried out by the Assam Police and Arunachal Pradesh Police as well as forest department personnel of both the states to tackle the illegal trade activities. Both the Deputy Commissioners also decided to hold similar goodwill meetings from time to time to ensure peaceful relations along the inter-state border.
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