Normal traffic movement resumes in disputed Assam-Mizoram border

The border dispute between Mizoram and Assam flared up on October 9 after a farm hut and plantations were damaged on the disputed land near Thinghlun village in west Mizoram’s Mamit district.

 

Normal traffic flow has fully resumed along National Highway-306 since Wednesday. Since Monday, 961 vehicles have entered Mizoram from Assam.

Agitation along the Assam-Mizoram border area stopped after the chief secretary level meeting between Assam and Mizoram and chaired by Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla through video conferencing was held on Sunday.

The blockade imposed by the residents from Assam was partially lifted soon after the meeting and then the blockade was totally lifted since Wednesday evening.

According to reports, 961, including 74 oil tankers, 22 LPG trucks and 139 Light Motor Vehicles (LMV), have entered Mizoram via Vairengte after the NH-306 till date.

On November 8, the Mizoram government had decided to withdraw state security forces from the Assam-Mizoram disputed border area. Instead of the state security forces, the BSF are now stationing in the trouble hit areas.

It can be mentioned here that the border dispute between Mizoram and Assam flared up on October 9 after a farm hut and plantations were damaged on the disputed land near Thinghlun village in west Mizoram’s Mamit district.

Meanwhile, the Gauhati High Court on Thursday directed the Centre, the state governments of Mizoram and Assam to ensure that the vehicular movements along NH-306 are not disrupted again.

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First Published:Nov. 12, 2020, 8:37 p.m.

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