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Ministerial-level talks between Assam & Mizoram on border row to begin tomorrow

Two Assam cabinet ministers – Atul Bora and Ashok Singhal will leave for Aizawl on Thursday to hold discussions with Mizoram government officials over the inter-state border issue.

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Guwahati: After violent clashes at the Assam-Mizoram border which left six dead and scores injured, two sides will sit for a mistrial level discussion on Thursday, to find a solution to the vexed inter-state dispute.

Two Assam cabinet ministers – Atul Bora and Ashok Singhal will leave for Aizawl on Thursday to hold discussions with Mizoram government officials over the inter-state border issue.

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On July 26, violent clashes broke out at the Assam-Mizoram border, resulting in loss of lives of six Assam police personnel and a civilian.

Since then, Assam and Mizoram governments have been trading charges over the clashes, with one blaming the other.

Mizoram has also accused Assam of imposing an economic blockade along National Highway 306, which is the main supply route to the state.

Meanwhile, opposition MLAs in Assam demanded an inquiry into the clashes that broke out at the Assam-Mizoram border on July 26.

The ongoing assembly session was disrupted due to protests as the speaker had to adjourn the proceedings of the House for 40 minutes, owing to the ruckus created by the opposition legislators.

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