Another clash has been reported on the Assam-Mizoram border. There were reports of gunfire at the border and government vehicles were set on fire. Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to the chief ministers of the two states to end the violence, the news agency reported.
Assam-Mizoram border clashes; CMs fight on Twitter.
Another clash on Assam-Mizoram border. The violence took place between Kacher district in Assam and Kolasib district in Mizoram. People reportedly opened fire on each other and unleashed violence against government vehicles. Violence on the border erupted two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah visited the northeastern chief ministers in Shillong.
The clashes were reported in Chachar district of Assam and Kolasib district of Mizoram. Assam police have alleged that Mizoram militants hurled stones at Assam government officials who had come to prevent cross-border encroachment.
The chief ministers of both the states have come out with a response to the incident. Mizoram Chief Minister Zoram Thanga tweeted that he had tagged Amit Shah for immediate intervention to resolve the issue.
The CM alleged that the couple, who were on their way to Mizoram, were assaulted by a group in Chachar. He also asked how such atrocities could be justified. He also tweeted a video of the clash.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to the chief ministers of the two states to end the violence, the news agency reported.
Assam Chief Minister Himanda Bishwa Sharma alleged in a tweet that the Kolasib SP was demanding the removal of the police posts we had set up even as people continued to use violence.
Honble @ZoramthangaCM ji , Kolasib ( Mizoram) SP is asking us to withdraw from our post until then their civilians won't listen nor stop violence. How can we run government in such circumstances? Hope you will intervene at earliest @AmitShah @PMOIndia pic.twitter.com/72CWWiJGf3— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) July 26, 2021
Chief ministers of the two states have been seen clashing on Twitter following the violence. Both have tagged Union Home Minister Amit Shah in their tweets. Mizoram Chief Minister Zoram Thanga tweeted that this should end immediately by sharing a video of the violence. He also demanded that Amit Shah intervene in the matter.
Amit Shah contacted the two after the Chief Minister’s request. ANI reported that he had directed the chief ministers to take immediate action to resolve the border issue.
Assam-Mizoram Border Issue.
The innocent couple was returning to Mizoram via Kachar when they were robbed by thieves and goons. In another tweet, he asked how you could justify this violence. He also tweeted footage of the couple’s wrecked car.
Innoncent couple on their way back to Mizoram via Cachar manhandled and ransacked by thugs and goons.— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) July 26, 2021
How are you going to justify these violent acts?@dccachar @cacharpolice @DGPAssamPolice pic.twitter.com/J9c20gzMZQ
The three Mizoram districts of Aizawl, Kolasib and Mammit share the 164.6 km long inter-state border with Kachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj districts of Assam. The two sides have been at loggerheads for years over “disputed” areas along the border. Both states accuse each other of infiltrating to gain control of their territory.
The region, which shares a border between the two states, has been embroiled in border disputes and conflicts for years. People in both the states are alleging cross-border encroachment.