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Traffic snarl along Assam-Mizoram border!

KARIMGANJ: Tension refuses to die down along the Assam-Mizoram border in Hailakandi district three days after Assam police stopped a Mizo student 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.

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