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Assam-Mizoram border violence: Minister Suklabaidya visits Lailapur to take stock of situation

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GUWAHATI-  Minister for Environment and Forest, Fisheries and Excise, Parimal Suklabaidya visited Lailapur Police Outpost in Southern Assam’s Cachar district along the Assam-Mizoram inter state border to take stock of the border situation on Tuesday.

Minister Suklabaidya arrived at the border outpost from Guwahati this afternoon to take stock of the situation arising out of the border row in which six Assam Police jawans and one civilian died while scores sustained injuries due to indiscriminate firing from the Mizoram side on Monday.

The Minister, whose constituency Dholai falls, discussed the prevailing law and order situation with the law enforcement agencies at the Lailapur Police Outpost. Suklabaidya urged the police officials to take all possible measures to bring the volatile situation under control and to restore peace and normalcy in the trouble-torn area.

Hailing the Assam Police personnel for exercising utmost restraint despite indiscriminate and unprovoked firing from Mizoram side, Suklabaidya said the need of the hour is to keep constant vigil and to thwart the sinister designs of forces out to disturb peace and tranquility along the inter-state border.

Suklabaidya said Chief Minister, Dr.Himanta Biswa Sarma has taken up the matter at the highest level and trying his utmost to resolve the boundary dispute amicably not only with Mizoram but also with other neighbouring states.

The Minister, who attended the law and order review meeting chaired by the Chief Minister at the Silchar Circuit House, said the slew of measures taken by Dr.Sarma will help to defuse the volatile situation and to instil confidence among the people.

He also appealed to the people of Dholai and Kabuganj resorting to road blockade to lift the blockade and to cooperate with the administration to restore peace and tranquility in the area. Suklabaidya assured that the state government would not budge an inch of its territory to Mizoram but would stoutly defend the state’s constitutional boundary and not be provoked in any manner as ‘ours is a peace loving state’.

Later, Suklabaidya visited the Silchar Medical College and Hospital and inquired about the health of the injured Assam Police personnel and civilians. He asked the hospital authorities to provide the best of medical treatment to the injured persons for their quick recovery.

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