Northeast: Assam- Mizoram talks over border row on August 5

Assam, Mizoram CMs

In an attempt to reduce the intensity of the conflict between the two interstate borders, Assam and Mizoram will sit for ministerial-level discussion on the issue on August 5.

This enormous improvement was educated by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

Also read: Assam to move Supreme Court seeking resolution of border dispute with Mizoram, says CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

Talk between two states to resolve the dispute

Mizoram
Ashok Singhal Mizoram The North-Eastern Chronicle

Assam ministers Atul Bora and Ashok Singhal will arrive at Aizawl on August 5 to initiate talks between the two states to resolve the boundary dispute.

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma tweets

“…in aid of an early amicable resolution, I am sending my cabinet colleagues, @ATULBORA2 and @TheAshokSinghal to Aizawl on 5 Aug, 21, for a meaningful dialogue”, tweeted Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. He added, “Assam stands committed to ensuring peace on its borders, paving the way for a peaceful & developed North-East.”

CM to withdraw cases against DC Kolasib and SDPO Virengte

Meanwhile, the Assam chief minister also informed that he has directed the state police to withdraw the cases lodged against Kolasib deputy commissioner and Virengte SDPO.

“I learn that Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM has asked @mizorampolice to withdraw FIR at 26.7.21 against our officers. I heartily reciprocate this positive gesture and ask @assampolice to withdraw cases against DC Kolasib and SDPO Virengte,” said Sarma.

Amicable answer will lead to resolving the border issue

Before that day, Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga directed the state police to withdraw the FIR against Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and six other Assam Government officials.

Zoramthanga said that the withdrawal of the FIR will establish a favorable climate for arriving at an ‘amicable’ answer for resolve the Assam-Mizoram borderline issue.

“To build a conducive atmosphere for an amicable solution to the #MizoramAssamBorder dispute & to reduce the plight of suffering citizens, I have directed @mizorampolice to withdraw FIR it. 26.07.2021 filed at Vairengte, Kolasib District, Mizoram against all the accused persons,” Zoramthanga tweeted.

To conclude:

Moving forward from six days of hostile face-off on the border, Assam, and Mizoram will hold talks to resolve the decades-old boundary dispute in Aizawl on August 5.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday evening tweeted, “Further, in aid of an early amicable resolution,” he was sending his two cabinet colleagues — agriculture minister Atul Borah and housing and urban affairs minister Ashok Singhal — to Aizawl on August 5 “for a meaningful dialogue.

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