Third Round Of Assam-Mizoram Border Talks To Be Held On November 17 

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The third round of talks with Assam & Mizoram to be held on November 17 in Guwahati, to resolve the long-standing interstate border dispute.

The border dialogues were originally scheduled to be held on November 4, but were postponed owing to the visit of President Droupadi Murmu to Mizoram.

According to the Additional Home Secretary of Mizoram – Lalhriatpuia, the border talks would be held in Guwahati on November 17, as proposed by the Assam government.

A five-member Mizoram delegation, led by ministers Lalchamliana and Lalruatkim, will be visiting the neighbouring state.

It is worth noting that Mizoram shares a 164.6-km long boundary with Assam. The decades-old boundary dispute between the two northeastern states mainly erupted between 1875 and 1933 colonial demarcations.

Mizoram recognized the demarcation established under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BERF) notified in 1875, which covers extensive areas that currently fall under Assam.

However, the Assam administration pointed out the 1933 notification delineation that falls within constitutional bounds.

Nearly 60 people sustained injuries in an altercation at a disputed region along the inter-state border in 2021. Following the tragic incident, both state governments consented to uphold tranquility and negotiate a peaceful settlement of the interstate boundary dispute.

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