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Assam-Mizoram border tension escalates, DC visits site

By Correspondent

Hailakandi, June 4: Tension mounted again in Assam-Mizoram bordering Gutguti area of Hailakandi district in South Assam following the encroachment of four kilometers inside the Assam area. Hailakandi's deputy commissioner Rohan Kunar Jha and police super Ramandeep Kaur visited the site. It is learnt that Mizoram residents have started some constructions four kilometers inside the Assam land in Hailakandi district.

The MLA of Katlicherra, Suzam Uddin Laskar visited the site and demanded immediate intervention of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sharma to resolve the long pending border dispute with Mizoram. He alleged that the Assam officials could not reach the spot and held a meeting two kilometers far from the disputed area. Laskar held the view that the border dispute may be solved through direct discussion with the chief ministers of both the states. He said that similar encroachment by Mizo miscreants was also cured in the Kachurthal area.

The three districts of Barak Valley in South Assam share a 164.6 kms border with Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit districts of Mizoram. Despite several rounds of talks, the Assam-Mizoram border dispute is yet to be resolved.

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