Hailakandi, Oct 19: Joint secretary of union Home department Manish Tiwari urged both Assam and Mizoram to maintain status quo in the border. In a tripartite meeting in Assam-Mizoram border here at Baicherra BoP in Hailakandi district, Tiwari, who is the in-charge of Northeast hoped that the long pending border disputes between Assam and Mizoram will be solved amicably soon. The meeting was attended by the deputy commissioner Rohan Jha, police super Gaurav Upadhyay and divisional forest officer of Hailakandi district of Assam, Jayanta Deka and DC and SP of Kolasib district of Mizoram, H Lalthangliana and Vanlalfaka Rakte respectively. Mizoram's home Secretary Vanlalngaihsaka also attended the meeting on Monday.
The officials attended the meeting did not elaborate the decisions of this tripartite meeting.
It can be mentioned here that about 1000 hectares of land has been encroached by Mizoram during the last many years and disputes between both the states over land is frequent in the border. The state government established some BoPs in the area and deployed commandos to guard the border.