Hailakandi, June 12: Border Protection and Development Department Commissioner secretary GD Tripathi said that the long pending border dispute between Assam and Mizoram will be solved soon.
During the discussion with Reang People's Forum at Gutguti in Assam-Mizoram bordering Hailakandi district on Friday, Tripathy informed that this will be solved through the map of survey of India. The President of the forum, Pitaram Reang informed Tripathy that the people of Mizoram have encroached at least four kms of Assam land and already constructed a community hall, fishery and planted a huge number of betel nut trees to establish their claim.
Reang alleged that the Reang people are living with fear of psychosis due to the attack of Mizo miscreants. Tripathi informed the Reang inhabitants of bordering villages that the adequate security arrangements have been made in the area and the Mizo people guarding the area have been asked to vacate as the area belongs to Assam. Tripathy was accompanied by the additional director general of police, Mukesh Agarwal, Hailakandi's Deputy Commissioner Rohan Kumar Jha, police super Ramandeep Kaur and forest officials.
Meanwhile, MLA of Katlicherra, Suzam Uddin Laskar alleged that the district administration has totally failed to solve the Assam-Mizoram border dispute. He said that the officials of civil and police administration don't have the knowledge of geography and due to this they are unable to solve the problem. He alleged that a few years back, Mizos have encroached about ten kms of land in bordering Kachurthal and Gallacherra area and now they have encroached four kms of Assam land in Gutguti area.
He further alleged that the local MLA has been ignored by the high officials while visiting the border. Laskar suggested making the bordering area motorable through sanctioning roads under PMGSY.