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Himanta Biswa Sarma: Situation in Assam-Mizoram border in control

Himanta Biswa Sarma

The Assam CM who was on a two-day visit to the National Capital said that peace has returned to Assam, Mizoram and the situation is in control.”

Talking to media persons in New Delhi, Himanta said “We are taking up confidence-building measures and there is a need for a span of peace. Both sides are constantly in touch with each other and it will take a bit of time to heal.”
The CM during his two days visit to New Delhi met with PM Narendra Modi and the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah. The meeting comes amidst the backdrop of the border clashes between Assam and Mizoram on 26th of July this year. 

Addressing a presser, CM said that he was in constant touch with the Prime Minister after the violence broke out at the borders of Assam and Mizoram taking the lives of 5 personnel from Assam Police. He said the PM was deeply pained with what had happened and PM Modi told him ‘Aisa hone se desh ko pida hoti hain (The country is pained by such incidents).”

Speaking about the violence, Sarma further added “Relations should not be spoiled for just 1 or 2 inches of land. After all, this is Indian land.” He assured people that both the state governments are talking to each other and working for peace and tranquility. Both the state governments have earlier released a joint statement and we are constantly working to resolve the issue, he further said. 

Sarma also took no chance of sparing the opposition. Hitting out at the grand old party, Congress, he said “Everyone is still suffering for the mistakes committed at the time of carving out the northeastern states.” The Assam Chief Minister also said that when Congress had carved out states, they were either ‘casual’ about it or had ‘planned a conspiracy.

Justifying his statement, he further said that when states like Jharkhand, Uttarakhand, Telangana and Chhattisgarh were formed, boundaries were discretely mentioned hence there is no border dispute with their parent state.

But when Northeastern states like Mizoram, Meghalaya and other states were newly formed, they should have been included by writing it down in the Act which did not happen and this is the primary reason for violence occuring every few years.

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