Border Row: Assam-Mizoram Agree to Maintain Status Quo

According to the home minister, the Assam government was asked to propose the level of talks and also to prepare modalities for the proposed talks.
Border Row: Assam-Mizoram Agree to Maintain Status Quo
Assam-Mizoram hold meeting on border issue

The Assam and Mizoram governments have resolved to continue to maintain peace and status quo along the inter-state boundary. This was stated by Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana.

A meeting was held via video conference between the two states on Friday to discuss the long pending border row. Important officials from both states attended the meeting.

Mizoram team was led by Home Minister Lalchamliana, whereas the Assam team was led by state border area development minister Atul Bora.

Taking to twitter, Atul Bora said, “Shri Lalchamliana responded positively to formation of a Regional Committee and desired to hold a meeting at a select location along the inter-state border soon. I informed him about recent incidents at the border and urged Mizoram Govt to take appropriate measures.”

Mizoram home minister Lalchamliana said, “Both sides have agreed to maintain the status quo on the disputed areas along the inter-state boundary. Both sides have also agreed to hold a high-level talk to resolve the long-standing border dispute.”

According to the home minister, the Assam government was asked to propose the level of talks and also to prepare modalities for the proposed talks.

During the meeting, Assam has leveled allegations that Mizoram was violating the status-quo by constructing roads and executing other projects like electrification on the inter-state boundary, he said.

Lalchamliana assured that the Mizoram government would verify and look into the matter.

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