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Assam, Mizoram sign memorandum of understanding to resole boundary dispute

Aug 10, 2022 09:27 AM IST

Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana and Assam’s border protection and development minister Atul Bora signed the memorandum

Assam and Mizoram signed a memorandum of understanding on Tuesday to resolve their boundary dispute dating back to 1875.

The two sides met in Aizwal. (PTI)
The two sides met in Aizwal. (PTI)

“Both states agreed to promote and maintain peace and to prevent any untoward incidents along the borders. ...cultivation and farming among other economic activities will continue undisturbed regardless of administrative control exercised in either state,” said the memorandum signed after a ministerial-level discussion in Aizwal.

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Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana and Assam’s border protection and development minister Atul Bora signed the memorandum, which said deputy commissioners of the bordering districts of the two states shall meet once in two months.

The next meeting between the two sides will be held in October to discuss the dispute over the 165-km border. The dispute has continued since the British demarcated Lushai Hills in present-day Mizoram in 1875 from the plains of Cachar in Assam. In 1933, the British made more demarcations for separate districts in the northeast based on cultural, linguistic, and tribal lines.

At least six policemen and a civilian were killed and around 60 people injured in the clash in July last year when police forces of the states exchanged fire along the disputed border.

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