AIZAWL- The long pending inter-state boundary issue with Assam is likely to be one of the main issues in the coming Mizoram Assembly polls.
According to Media reports, the Assam-Mizoram inter-state border dispute is likely to be the key issue in the assembly elections, due in November-December this year.
Several ministerial-level meetings have been held in Aizawl and Guwahati on the border dispute with both sides agreeing to maintain peace and harmony among communities living on both sides of the border with a view to further strengthen their age-old ties.
In the last meeting held in November last year it was decided that Mizoram would furnish the list of villages, their areas, geo-spatial extent, ethnicity of the people and other relevant information within three months to support their claim which can be examined by setting up regional committees from both sides to arrive at an amicable resolution of the vexed issue.
The 164.6-km inter-state border has Assam’s Cachar, Hailakandi, and Karimganj districts abutting Mizoram’s Kolasib, Mamit and Aizawl districts.
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga held two Chief Minister-level meetings in Delhi and decided to resolve the situation much like Assam’s disputes with Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh.
The worst-ever violence on the Assam-Mizoram border occurred on July 26, 2021 when the Assam and Mizoram Police exchanged fire in the disputed area near Vairengte village on National Highway 306, leaving six Assam Police personnel dead and many injured.