Mizoram Rajya Sabha member Ok. Vanlalvena was stopped on the Mizoram-Assam border, purportedly for safety causes, as he was headed in direction of Muolmawi (Baruatilla) in Assam’s Karimganj district to attend a perform on Thursday.
The MP was to grace a cultural meet organised by the Thangram Indigenous Folks’s Motion (TIPM), a conglomerate of the Zo ethnic folks of Assam dwelling close to the Mizoram border.
Vanlalvena stated he was blocked by safety personnel close to the place the place the inter-state border dispute had flared up in August final 12 months.
The safety personnel didn’t cite any cause for the interception and instructed the MP that they have been instructed to take action by greater authorities, Vanlalvena stated.
Expressing disappointment over the incident, Vanlalvena stated, “The safety personnel and police refused to let me transfer forward in direction of Muolmawi. As a citizen of India and as an MP, I’ve the suitable to go to anyplace within the nation and attend a perform there.”
Nonetheless, the MP was launched to attend the pageant for 2 hours and returned to Mizoram within the night, an MNF chief instructed this reporter later.
Representatives of Mizoram’s apex pupil physique Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) additionally attended the pageant.
The TIPM organised the Thangram cultural meet at Muolmawi (Baruatilla), beneath the jurisdiction of Ratabari police station in Karimganj district, to foster brotherhood ties among the many Zo indigenous folks.
The cultural meet was scheduled to finish Thursday night time.
Organisation’s president Ok. Vana Chorei stated they’d sought permission from the district administration by means of a written software on February 17 for organising the cultural meet.
They have been disenchanted to be taught the district administration rejecting their plea, which was intimated by an order on Wednesday night time, he stated.
The Karimganj district administration in its order issued on Wednesday stated that permission for organising the Thangram cultural meet at Muolmawi (Baruatilla) couldn’t be accorded resulting from border dispute and ongoing tense state of affairs on the Assam-Mizoram inter-state border.
“On this situation, if any group delegates from Mizoram attend this cultural programme, it could create tussle between that group/delegates and locals, which can end in any regulation and order state of affairs as per the report submitted by the Superintendent of Police, Karimganj,” the order stated.
The TIPM had final 12 months expressed willingness to incorporate their villages inside Mizoram.
On 7 August final 12 months, border dispute between Mizoram and Assam had flared up when officers of Karimganj district administration, accompanied by state police, allegedly set hearth to a farm hut and broken a number of plantations on the disputed land close to Thinghlun village in west Mizoram’s Mamit district.
A number of folks have been injured and about 20 bamboo stalls erected alongside Nationwide Freeway-306 by residents of Lailapur in Assam’s Cachar district have been burnt down in a conflict between residents of the 2 states on August 17 final 12 months.
To mount stress on the Mizoram authorities to withdraw its forces from what they claimed the Assam border, locals from Assam staged a blockade on NH-306, the lifeline of Mizoram, which hyperlinks the state with Cachar district in Assam, forcing the hilly state to import oil and cooking fuel from its different neighbour, Manipur.
The disaster was lastly resolved in November after central armed forces have been deployed on both aspect of the border, and senior officers of each the states held conferences, chaired by Union Dwelling Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla.
Nonetheless, contemporary stress erupted on February 9 this 12 months, when officers of Mizoram Energy and Electrical energy division and a village council member of Bairabi village have been overwhelmed up by locals at Zophai space in Koladib bordering Assam’s Hailakandi district.
Mizoram’s three districts – Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit – share a 164.6-km-long inter-state border with Assam’s Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj district.
The border dispute between Mizoram and Assam is a long-standing concern, which stays unresolved until date.