Two Mizoram ministers, home secy to engage in border dispute talks with Assam: Top official
Three representatives from Mizoram -- Home Minister Lalchamliana, Land Revenue and Settlement Minister Lalruatkima and home department secretary Vanlalngaihsaka -- will be engaging in talks with delegates from Assam to find a solution to the inter-state boundary dispute, a top official said on Wednesday.
Mizoram Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo told PTI that the meeting of ministers and officials of the two states will be held at Aijal club here at 11 am on Thursday.
A festering border dispute between the two states had triggered a bloody conflict on July 26, leading to the death six Assam Police personnel and one civilian. Over 50 people suffered injuries in the incident.
''Tomorrow that is 5th of August, 2021 representatives from Assam Govt. led by senior minister will meet representatives of Mizoram Govt. led by senior minister. I am sure important steps will be achieved for the solution of the border problem,'' he tweeted.
The two sides decided to hold talks to defuse the escalating tension following Union Home Minister Amit Shah intervention, highly placed sources said.
Earlier, on Monday, Sarma had announced on the microblogging site that he will send two of his cabinet ministers to Aizawl to broker peace.
Sarma’s announcement came hours after his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga declared on social media that he has directed the state police to withdraw cases filed against officials of the neighbouring state.
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