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Assam, Mizoram agree to resolve border issue amicably: Zoramthanga

The Chief Minister also appealed to the people of Mizoram to avoid posting sensitive messages on social media in order to prevent any possible escalation of the situation.

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Aizwal: After a series of Twitter spat with his counterpart in Assam on the inter-state border issue which turned bloody, Mizoram Chief Minister on Sunday said that both Assam and Mizoram have agreed to resolve the border issue amicably through meaningful dialogue.

“As per telephonic discussion with the Union Home Minister and Assam Chief Minister, we agreed to resolve the Mizoram-Assam border issue amicably through meaningful dialogue,” Zoramthanga said in a statement.

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The Chief Minister also appealed to the people of Mizoram to avoid posting sensitive messages on social media in order to prevent any possible escalation of the situation.

Notably, after the July 26 border incident in which six Assam police personnel were killed in firing and clashes, both the states got involved in a bitter social media war accusing each other of inciting violence.

Even both the states also summoned officials over the July 26 border clashes. Both Assam and Mizoram refused to honour the summons. The deadlock is adding to tensions between the two states.

Referring to the Mizoram Police FIR which names him and six officials — it has been filed in Vairengte, the town in Kolasib district which borders Assam’s Cachar district where Assam Police too has lodged an FIR against Mizoram officials.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma yesterday said that, “It is childish of them (Mizoram), but the fact is that the place where the clashes happened belongs to Assam. So if a case has to be registered, the jurisdiction falls under Assam Police. But now since cases have been registered (by both states), I feel both governments should hand it over to the CBI or NIA.”

Meanwhile, officials in Mizoram on Saturday said that no vehicle has entered the state from Assam since the clash at the border.

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