Tensions Along Assam-Mizoram Border Continues After 2-Km Stretch Construction; Claims Report

Drone footage of the 2 km-long constructed stretch; Source : Hindustan Times


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Locals along the Assam-Mizoram border have been residing through absolute uncertainty with the border dispute, remaining unsolved for a long period now. Amid the deep unrest, latest reports once again portrayed that tensions are brewing across the region, after Assam claimed inclusion by Mizo residents into its territory.

According to Times Now report, Assam forest department officials claimed that a 2-km long stretch have been erected inside its territory.

Meanwhile, the officials have also presented drone footages, which showed a clear path been constructed inside the reserved forest, added the report.

There has been constant tension at the Assam-Mizoram border even during the pandemic. It reached a tipping point on June this year, after 6 Assam cops lost their lives. The flare-up on July 26 has created turmoil in the region. Both sides blamed the other for the spate of violence on the borders from Vairengte to Lailapur.

Its worthy to note that heart of this conflict is an unresolved border issue, covering a 164.6 km long inter-state border that separates both the northeastern states.

This border is shared by three districts of South Assam – Cachar, Hailakandi, & Karimganj; and three districts of Mizoram – Kolasib, Mamit, & Aizawl.