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Mizoram resolution on boundary with Assam

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AIZAWL, Aug 14 - Chief Minister Zoramthanga is said to have okayed redrawing of the map of Mizoram on the basis of the recent Cabinet resolution declaring the boundary notified under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation in 1875 as the original boundary between Mizoram and Assam.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Inner Line Reserved Forest said in a statement today that it met the Chief Minister on Tuesday during which the latter was informed about the committee�s proposal to redraw the Mizoram map based on the Cabinet resolution.

�The Chief Minister agreed in principle to our proposal to redraw the map and entrust the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (Mizo students� association) with the task of redrawing the map and its publication,� Raphael Lalrinmawia, secretary of the JAC on Inner Line Reserved Forest, said.

The State Cabinet on July 8 declared the boundary line or the Inner Line Reserve Forest area notified under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation in 1875 as the original boundary between Assam and Mizoram, and that was the standpoint of the Government.

Mizoram claims the 509-sq-mile stretch of the Inner Line Reserved Forest, now under the Cachar district forest, as its territory as demarcated under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873 and later notified in 1875.

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Mizoram resolution on boundary with Assam

AIZAWL, Aug 14 - Chief Minister Zoramthanga is said to have okayed redrawing of the map of Mizoram on the basis of the recent Cabinet resolution declaring the boundary notified under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation in 1875 as the original boundary between Mizoram and Assam.

The Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Inner Line Reserved Forest said in a statement today that it met the Chief Minister on Tuesday during which the latter was informed about the committee�s proposal to redraw the Mizoram map based on the Cabinet resolution.

�The Chief Minister agreed in principle to our proposal to redraw the map and entrust the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (Mizo students� association) with the task of redrawing the map and its publication,� Raphael Lalrinmawia, secretary of the JAC on Inner Line Reserved Forest, said.

The State Cabinet on July 8 declared the boundary line or the Inner Line Reserve Forest area notified under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation in 1875 as the original boundary between Assam and Mizoram, and that was the standpoint of the Government.

Mizoram claims the 509-sq-mile stretch of the Inner Line Reserved Forest, now under the Cachar district forest, as its territory as demarcated under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation, 1873 and later notified in 1875.