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Mizoram says wont withdraw state forces from Assam border, continues highway blockade

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In the wake of heightened tensions between two states of India, Assamese protestors have blocked Mizoram’s highway on the third consecutive day as Mizoram refuses to withdraw its armed forces personnel from Assam Border.

Reports said that the border-row has worsened as protests and road blockades along the border have increased while as Mizoram has been reluctant in withdrawing its armed forces personnel along the border with Assam.

In a statement, the Home Minister of Mizoram Lalchamliana has said that no withdrawal of armed forces personnel will take place till everything gets back to normal.

On the other hand, protestors in Assam have blocked National Highway 306.

As per a report by NDTV, Lalchamliana has stated that his government accepted the demarcation notified under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation of 1873 as the actual boundary of Mizoram and Assam in the year 1875.

In this regard, the Home Secretary held a conference with the Chief Secretaries of both the states to discuss ways in which the situation can be calmed down.

The protestors have been refusing to end the blockade which has impacted the transportation of food, transport fuel and other important goods, reports said.

Meanwhile, the Home Minister of India Amit Shah has intervened and tried to defuse the situation but the hundreds of protestors are determined to block the highway.

 

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