Assam-Mizoram Border Clash: On Monday, the decades-long border dispute between Assam and neighbouring Mizoram led to violent clashes, killing 6 Assam policemen and wounding dozens of others, prompting the two chief ministers to openly exchange positions.
And forcing Home Minister Amit Shah to intervene. At about 11:30 in the morning, Lailapur in the Cachar district and Vairengte in the Kolasib district shared the Assam-Mizoram border and were accused of occupation.
Thousands of civilians on both sides of the border threw stones and attacked each other and security personnel with sticks. The video shows that when people set fire to cars and huts, the police fired tear gas and air pellets. “I am deeply saddened to report that six brave Assam police commanders have sacrificed their lives while defending our country’s constitutional border on the Assam-Mizoram border. I express my condolences to the families of the victims.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted. Lalchamliana, the Minister of the Interior of Mizoram, accused Assam police of entering the territory of Mizoram and setting fire. After learning of the Assam police arson, residents of Vairengte City, Kolasib District went to the scene to investigate. These unarmed civilians were attacked by the Assam police, who charged them and fired tear gas, injuring several civilians,the statement read.
After the chief minister spoke on the phone, the hostilities subsided. People familiar with the matter said Shah also talked with the two chief ministers and asked them to resolve border issues amicably without violence. The above-mentioned sources said that senior officials of the Federal Ministry of the Interior are paying close attention to developments on the interstate border.
Assam Officials at the State Silchar Medical College Hospital (SMCH) confirmed on condition of anonymity that 36 people had been admitted to the hospital with air and stone gunshot wounds.-Pompous. Police Chief VC Nimbalkar of Cachar was in the intensive care unit. Mizola Mbang’s injuries were still unclear.
Later, the Office of the Chief Minister of Mizoram stated that two Valente residents and a local policeman were also injured in the incident. The violence occurred two days later, and the chief ministers shared A stage to talk to the Shah. The Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi districts of the Barak Valley in Assam and the Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit districts of Mizoram share a 164.6 km long border. Mizoram was part of Assam until it became a Federal Territory in 1972. It became a country in 1987.
Since then, territorial disputes have escalated and triggered sporadic conflicts, most recently shaking up the region in August 2020 and February 2021. According to officials in Mizoram State, around 11:30 in the morning, tensions broke out for the first time. 200 Assam policemen tried to establish a camp in Mizoram. Assam insists that the site is on its territory. When people in Mizoram started shooting, I was near the border area.
We tried to escape, but a bullet hit my right arm and I fell to the ground, a 25-year-old Assam resident Fajar Ali said that his hand was injured by an air gun. In a statement, Lalchamliana rejected the allegations. He also said that Assam police officers forcibly crossed the border post and damaged vehicles on the national highway. He said that Assam fired tear gas canisters and hand grenades at Mizoram police at about 4:50 pm.
The Mizoram police spontaneously fired on the Assam police, he said. Mizoram said that after the Shah talked with the two chief ministers, the Assam police withdrew and returned the post to the CRPF. When the Chief Minister of Mizoram State Zoramtanga posted a video of the conflict on Twitter and tagged Shah and Salma, the conflict changed politically at 1:50 pm.
Shri @AmitShah ji...please investigate this matter. This must stop immediately, he wrote. At 2.53 in the afternoon, he posted a video on Twitter in which a couple was sitting in a car with broken windows. The innocent couple was abused and robbed by mobs and rioters on their way back to Mizoram via Kacha. How do you plan to defend these acts of violence?
I asked. Four minutes later, Salma responded and blamed the explosion on Mizoram. Dear Zoramtangaji, can you investigate why the civilians in Mizoram were holding sticks and trying Incite violence? We urge civilians not to impose law and order on their own, and allow peaceful dialogue between governments, he tweeted, marking the Shah and the prime minister’s office.
At 3:25 pm, he further wrote: Dear @ ZoramthangaCM ji, Kolasib (Mizoram) SP asked us to withdraw from our position before then, and his civilians will not listen to or stop the violence. In this case, how do we manage the government? I hope you will intervene as soon as possible. As the night approaches, the tension seems to have eased. Salma distributed a tweet at 4:36 pm saying that he had a conversation with Zoramtanga and said that Assam would maintain the status quo and peace along the border.
I have expressed my willingness to visit Aizawl and discuss these issues when necessary, he said. Zoramthanga replied in a few minutes.
Dear @himantabiswa Ji, as commented, I kindly ask the Assam police to withdraw from Valente to ensure the safety of civilians, he said. The opposition condemned the violence. We condemn media reports of shooting incidents at Assam police from the side of Mizoram. Regrettably, such incidents occurred when the trade union interior minister left Assam several times [Sunday] an Hour later, this was also a worrying issue. Bobbeeta Sharma, the head of media in the Assam State Congress, said: “The humour is that the CMs of both countries discussed this issue on Twitter.