Bother continued alongside Assam-Mizoram border on Saturday with the Mizoram Police alleging {that a} Mizo pupil was injured in firing on a gaggle by the Assam Police at Zopui, whereas the latter denied the cost and claimed that the protesters have been solely pushed again once they tried to intrude into the state.

The Mizoram Police claimed that one pupil was injured in firing by the Assam Police at Zopui close to Mizoram-Assam border city of Bairabi. A number of different members of the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the Mizo apex college students physique, have been additionally injured as safety forces in Assam resorted to lathicharge at Zopui locality of the city, the Mizoram Police stated.

The MZP stated its members have been making an attempt to assemble a relaxation home within the land of the late Ch Chhunga, first chief minister of the state, at Zopui in Kolasib district. Assam’s Hailakandi district Deputy Commissioner Adil Khan, nevertheless, stated, “We’ve acted with utmost restraint and utilized minimal power to push again the MZP members once they intruded into Assam’s territory.”

Asserting that no excesses have been dedicated by the district administration on the MZP activists, Khan stated there is no such thing as a report of any harm to anybody.

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The Hailakandi administration has clamped prohibitory orders beneath part 144 of CrPC in sure pockets of the district, apprehending encroachment makes an attempt from the Mizoram facet, on March 7.

Assam and Mizoram have a long-standing boundary dispute, and there had been rigidity within the Hailakandi-Kolasib area a number of occasions up to now too.

The Mizoram Police stated one MZP activist acquired bullet harm within the leg by the Assam Police personnel whereas taking pictures round eight rounds to disperse round 100 college students. A number of different college students have been injured within the lathi-charge. They stated the coed activists have been tenting within the space to assemble the remainder home known as ‘Zofate Chawlhbuk’ since March 8 the place numerous Assam’s India Reserve Battalion have been deployed to stop them from doing so.

The Hailakandi DC, who’s on the spot since this morning, stated MZP activists entered into Assam’s territory at Kachurthal and attacked personnel of the Assam Police and para army forces resulting in a gentle lathi-charge. “We’ve ensured not an inch of Assam’s land is encroached upon,” he stated.

In the meantime, opposition events in Mizoram condemned Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla of failing to guard the state’s territory.

Earlier, Assam’s Extra Chief Secretary, House and Political, Alok Kumar had requested his Mizoram counterpart to take speedy steps to avert any untoward incident and to take care of establishment alongside the interstate boundary.

The Hailakandi DC had additionally talked to his Kolasib counterpart R Zarzosanga on the state of affairs.

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