KARIMGANJ: Tension refuses to die down along the Assam-Mizoram border in Hailakandi district three days after Assam police stopped a Mizostudent body from allegedly building a rest house on a plot which they never own.
Angry Mizo students at the border entry points have stopped non Mizo people from moving beyond Assam on Sunday forcing hundreds of vehicles to remain stranded for hours.
Many trucks carrying essential commodities have not been able to reach the destination since the student body has not allowed these vehicle to move on the soil of Mizoram.
The students have imposed the restrictions a day after the Mizoram government has proposed a fence mending talks with the Assam counterpart saying it to be the best possible way to defuse the tension.
In a letter addressed to Dispur, Mizoram Chief Secretary Arvind Ray proposed a talk between the deputy commissioners of Kolasib and Halakandi within this week.
The proposal comes hours after Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal called up his Mizoram counterpart Lalthanhawala where the duo agreed to stay away from the dispute site to defuse the tension.
But the Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) has been refusing to relent since they want to build up a rest house in the disputed spot saying that the plot belonged to Ch Chhunga after the first chief minister’s wife donated in the name of the student organisation.
27 Apr 2019 - 7:11pm | AT News Guwahati: Even after alliance with BJP, AGP founder president and former CM Prafulla Kumar Mahanta is targeting BJP president Amit Shah.
Mahanta, the 2 time CM is preparing to...
23 Mar 2009 - 3:42am | Bikash Das The 6th Rajput Regiment of the Indian Army deployed under Red Horns Division today recovered huge stock of explosives from Shilbharal village under Kamalpur PS in Kamrup district. The troops of Red...
16 Nov 2015 - 11:45pm | Shajid Khan Chhath puja would be observed on riverbanks and near other water bodies on November 17 and 18 at Tangla. The festival include rigorous fast and rituals spanning four days, holy bathing,...