Aizawl/Hailakandi: Three weeks after a violent conflict between police forces of Assam and Mizoram, an incident of firing on Tuesday escalated stress on the disputed inter-state border once more.

Whereas Mizoram alleged that personnel of the Assam police fired on its civilians injuring one, the neighbouring state claimed that the boys in uniform solely returned the fireplace after miscreants from the opposite facet of the border sprayed bullets on them.

Seven individuals together with six Assam police personnel had been killed and over 50 others injured within the conflict between forces of the 2 North-eastern states on July 26 and a technique of rapprochement is on.

Mizoram’s Kolasib district Deputy Commissioner H Lalthlangliana instructed PTI that Tuesday’s incident occurred at round 2 am on the disputed Aitlang space bordering Assam’s Hailakandi district when three residents of Vairengte city went there to gather meat from a good friend, a resident of Bilaipur in Assam, who invited them to come back.

One particular person was injured within the firing by Assam Police personnel who had been guarding the inter-state border, he claimed.

Hailakandi Superintendent of Police Gaurav Upadhyay mentioned that an alternate of firing happened however declined to share particulars.

“No casualty has been reported on either side,” he mentioned.

A senior district official, nevertheless, instructed PTI that miscreants from the Mizoram facet showered bullets in darkness from the highest of Darasing Hills when employees had been developing a street resulting in the border from Bilaipur beneath the MGNREGA scheme.

“In reply to the firing from the Mizoram facet, Assam Police personnel additionally fired a number of rounds,” the official mentioned.

Upadhyay mentioned that he together with the Deputy Commissioner of Hailakandi, Rohan Jha, rushed to the spot instantly after the firing at round 2 am.

“Enormous safety forces have been deployed within the space,” he added.

Two days after the July 26 stand-off, it was determined at a gathering convened by the Ministry of House Affairs in New Delhi {that a} impartial central drive can be deployed alongside the disturbed Assam-Mizoram border.

Chief secretaries and DGPs of the 2 states attended the assembly chaired by Union House Secretary Ajay Bhalla.

State police forces, nevertheless, have continued to protect the border.

Representatives of Assam and Mizoram held talks in Aizawl on August 5 and agreed to resolve the inter-state border dispute amicably.

“Representatives of Governments of Assam and Mizoram conform to take all vital measures to advertise, protect and keep peace and concord amongst individuals dwelling in Assam and Mizoram, notably in border areas,” a joint assertion issued after the assembly had mentioned.

The Assam authorities additionally revoked an advisory issued earlier towards journey to Mizoram on the identical day.

Assam’s Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi share a 164-km border with Mizoram”s three districts of Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit.

Mizoram was a district of Assam earlier than it was carved out as a separate union territory in 1971 after years of insurgency. The border difficulty cropped up after that as perceptions over the place the boundary ought to be, differed. Whereas Mizoram desires it to be alongside the interior line notified in 1875, which Mizo tribals really feel is a part of their historic homeland, Assam desires it to be demarcated in line with district demarcation carried out a lot later.

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