HAILAKANDI/AIZAWL: In a rerun of final yr’s incidents of violence on Assam-Mizoram border, a number of shacks have been torched and a lot of folks have been injured in clashes allegedly between residents of the 2 states in a disputed space, officers mentioned on Wednesday.
The incidents of violence and arson came about at Kachurthol beneath Ramnathpur police station space of Assam on Tuesday, prompting the authorities to clamp prohibitory orders beneath Part 144 CrPC in Hailakandi district, bordering Kolasib district of Mizoram, an Assam official mentioned.
The disputed Kachurthol is close to Bairabi in Kolasib district.
Officers of each Hailakandi and Kolasib mentioned the safety has been beefed up the world the place the state of affairs is now beneath management.
An opposition MLA of Assam urged Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to guard folks from “armed aggression of the neighbouring state”.
The legislature celebration of the Mizo Nationwide Entrance (MNF), the ruling celebration of Mizoram, alleged that the disturbances have been created by miscreants from Assam.
Hailakandi Deputy Commissioner Megh Nidhi Dahal, Superintendent of Police Pabindra Kumar Nath and DIG (Southern Vary) Dilip Kumar Dey visited the positioning.
Kolasib Deputy Commissioner H Lalthlangliana mentioned, “I’m in fixed contact with my Hailakandi counterpart. No additional incident was reported on Wednesday.”
The violence broke out when two workers of Mizoram’s energy division and a member of Bairabi village council went to examine an influence line and have been assaulted allegedly by residents of Assam on Tuesday afternoon, Lalthlangliana mentioned.
In addition they stormed the compound of a spiritual establishment at Gharmura at night time by which at the very least 5 folks have been injured, he mentioned including that they’ve been admitted to a hospital in Aizawl.
“The Mizo Nationwide Entrance’s Legislature Social gathering Assembly held immediately condemns the cowardly assault on harmless Mizos by miscreants at Gharmura, Hailakandi District, Assam. I denounce this vile act of violence towards youngsters, ladies and men,” Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga tweeted.
Suzamuddin Laskar, the native MLA of Assam, has written to Sonowal and Director Basic of Police Bhaskar Jyoti Mahanta urging them to take rapid steps to instil safety among the many folks dwelling alongside the border areas from “armed aggression of the neighbouring state”.
The Katlicherra MLA belonging to the AIUDF claimed that round 30 folks have been critically injured within the assault and about 50 homes have been burnt by miscreants from the neighbouring state on Tuesday night time.
Earlier on February 3, a faculty constructing was broken in a robust bomb explosion at Muliala in Hailakandi district close to the Mizoram border.
Incidents of violence on the Assam-Mizoram border came about final yr too.
Rigidity prevailed alongside the border areas for days in October and November 2020, after a number of folks have been injured in a conflict between the residents of Cachar district of Assam and Mizoram’s Kolasib district.
Quite a lot of makeshift huts within the border space have been additionally torched at the moment. Central armed forces have been deployed on both aspect of the border and conferences chaired by Union Residence Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla have been held.
A farm hut was set on hearth and a plantation was broken close to Thinghlun village in west Mizoram’s Mamit district on August 9.
Solely eight days later, there was a conflict alongside Mizoram’s boundary with Cachar district by which a bunch of individuals torched makeshift bamboo huts and stalls erected alongside NH-306.
Three districts of Mizoram – Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit – share a 164.6-km-long inter-state border with Assam’s Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts. A number of dialogues held since 1995 to resolve the boundary drawback have yielded little outcomes.

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