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At least 6 Assam police personnel killed, over 50 injured as border tensions with Mizoram flare up

Mizoram Border Clash: According to native media stories, 50 Assam police personnel had been admitted to Silchar Medical College and Hospital and 6 jawan lifeless, Latest information Mizoram border dispute at Firstpost

The scenario alongside the Mizoram-Assam border has been on the boil since June-end when Assam Police allegedly took management over an space generally known as ‘Aitlang hnar’ about 5 km from Vairengte, accusing the neighbouring state of encroaching on its territory. Information18 Hindi

Six personnel of the Assam Police died “defending the constitutional boundary” of the state on the Mizoram border, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma mentioned on Monday, in an unpleasant flip to a festering border dispute between the 2 northeastern states.

Local media stories mentioned about 50 Assam police personnel had been admitted to a hospital in Silchar with a few of them struggling critical accidents.

It was not instantly recognized what prompted the deadly accidents however movies that surfaced on social media confirmed mobs gathering on the controversial border level. There had been stories of lathicharge and firing from the border space, which lies over Assam’s Cachar district and Mizoram’s Kolasib district.

The incident befell shut on the heels of house minister Amit Shah’s go to to the area, the place he held a gathering with CMs of the northeastern states. The border dispute between Assam and Mizoram was raised in the course of the talks.

Earlier on Monday, Shah had requested the chief ministers of each the states to discover a answer to the border dispute. Both Assam and Mizoram had agreed to resolve the problem and keep peace, in accordance with sources.

Eight Mizo farm huts set on hearth

Tension flared alongside the border after eight farmers’ huts had been set ablaze by unidentified miscreants, a senior police officer mentioned on Monday.

Mizoram Deputy Inspector-General of Police (Northern Range), Lalbiakthanga Khiangte, advised PTI that not less than eight unoccupied farm huts close to Aitlang stream within the trouble-torn space had been torched round 11.30 pm on Sunday.

He mentioned these belonged to farmers from Vairengte, the closest border village from Assam.

Complaints have been lodged by house owners of the huts at Vairengte police station and investigation is underway, Khiangte mentioned.

Assam-Mizoram border dispute

The scenario alongside the Mizoram-Assam border has been on the boil since June-end when Assam Police allegedly took management over an space generally known as ‘Aitlang hnar’ about 5 km from Vairengte, accusing the neighbouring state of encroaching on its territory.

Several crops and betel nut bushes belonging to a Mizoram farmer had been additionally reportedly broken in the course of the “eviction drive”, as claimed by Assam Police and officers at Buarchep close to Phainuam village, on 10 July.

On the identical day, a grenade was allegedly hurled on an Assam authorities group visiting the border by unknown folks.

Both the states have been blaming one another for 2 back-to-back explosions throughout the border within the early hours of 11 July.

Miscreants from Mizoram indulging in stone pelting: Assam Police

The Assam Police mentioned that over 50 of its personnel had been injured in Cachar district in firing and stone pelting by miscreants from Mizoram in the course of the day.

Locals on the Assam aspect alleged that miscreants, armed with sticks, rods and even rifles, attacked personnel of the Assam Police at Lailapur and broken a number of autos, together with these belonging to the workplace of the deputy commissioner.

Ready to go to Aizwal: Himanta Sarma

Assam chief minister was anticipated to go to the world on Tuesday as stress hung within the air. Earlier, he had tweeted that he spoke to his Mizoram counterpart and expressed willingness to resolve the tensions.

According to officers, the Assam Police has withdrawn from the world, whereas efforts had been on to persuade the Mizoram aspect to return.

Residents of Vairengte confronted lathicharge: Mizoram Police

The Mizoram authorities blamed the Assam Police for the scenario. Around 200 armed policemen from Assam, accompanied by Chachar district’s high officers, arrived at Mizoram’s Vairengte on Monday, an announcement by Mizoram mentioned. It mentioned the group crossed an obligation publish manned by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and overran one other obligation publish manned by Mizoram police personnel.

“The Assam Police also damaged several vehicles that were travelling along the National Highway between Vairengte and Lailapur (Assam),” it mentioned.

Residents of Vairengte reached the positioning however confronted lathicharge, the assertion mentioned. It added “a volley of tear gas canisters and grenades were launched at Mizoram Police followed by firing from the Assam side at around 4:50 pm”, prompting Mizoram Police to fireside again.

The assertion termed the incident “unfortunate” and strongly condemned the “intrusion” by Assam, calling for a peaceable decision to the border dispute.

Assam Police be instructed to withdraw from Vairengte, says Zoramthanga

Chief Minister Zoramthanga had raised the border situation in the course of the assembly together with his counterparts from different northeastern states on Sunday, officers mentioned.

He knowledgeable the house minister that border disputes amongst states of the area is a legacy situation of the colonial period, they mentioned.

Zoramthanga had additionally mentioned that giant tracts of land claimed by Assam to be inside its constitutional boundary have been used for assortment of forest produce and cultivation for greater than 100 years by the folks of Mizoram.

The chief minister took to Twitter and posted a video of a mob clashing with the police on the Assam-Mizoram border.

Both the chief ministers have had heated arguments on Twitter over the problem, at occasions sharing movies to show their factors.

With inputs from PTI

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