Amit Shah takes stock of Assam-Mizoram border situation
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal during a meeting with Union home minister Amit Shah.TNT photo

Amit Shah takes stock of Assam-Mizoram border situation

Shah inquired about the steps taken by the state government to ease the tension and said that the home ministry has initiated steps to maintain peace along the inter-state border

GUWAHATI:

Union home minister, Amit Shah spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the phone on Wednesday evening and took stock of the situation along the Assam-Mizoram border.

Sources state that Shah inquired about the steps taken by the state government to ease the tension and said that the home ministry has initiated steps to maintain peace along the inter-state border.

Sonowal also apprised Shah about the steps taken by the Assam Government for restoring normality in the border area and stated that discussions among senior government officials to address the issue have already begun.

Sonowal further informed the Union Home Minister that Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga had earlier assured to take positive steps for bolstering peace along the border and strengthening brotherhood among the people of both states.

Meanwhile, Mizoram decided to pull its forces from Assam’s territory following the intervention of the Joint Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs (in-charge of Northeast), Satyendra Kumar Garg, on Wednesday.

This was announced by Mizoram Home Secretary, Pi Lalbiaksangi, following the meeting with Garg at the Circuit House in Silchar.

The MHA joint secretary said that the Centre along with the Assam and Mizoram Government had fruitful discussions and resolved to settle the matter amicably.

Meanwhile, Assam Home Secretary Gyanendra Dev Tripathi said that both the sides held meetings to restore peace and normalcy in the disturbed areas and efforts were on to restart the movement of the stranded trucks carrying essential commodities on the Assam side of the border to Mizoram.

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