Assam-Mizoram Border Clashes: GHC hears PIL Seeking CBI Investigation

GUWAHATI:  A Gauhati High Court bench heard two Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on Tuesday, demanding CBI inquiry into the Assam-Mizoram border clashes where six Assam police personnel and one civilian were killed, while many others were injured.

The bench comprising Chief Justice Sudhanshu Dhulia and Justice Manash Ranjan Pathak stated that

” We make it very clear that this Court cannot go into the inter-State dispute in view of Article 131 of the Constitution of India.  This Court may, however, look into the aspects of immediate law and order concern and other hardships which may require our immediate attention, which do not relate to the dispute between the two States.

Two PILs related to the Assam-Mizoram Border violence’s  were filed at the Gauhati HC. The first PIL was filed for investigation by an independent agency into the violent incidents that led to the deaths of seven people of Assam.

While the second was filed by the Mizoram Bar Association alleging that the road blockade enforced by Assam was causing hardship to the people of Mizoram.

Advocate to the petitioner of the first PIL, Amit Goyal, demanded a CBI investigation into the matter. The next hearing of the case has been set for August 23.


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