Protest march in Mizoram.
Protest march in Mizoram.

Union Home Ministry has convened a meeting of Assam and Mizoram government over border dispute on March 20. Assam chief secretary TY Das and Mizoram chief secretary Lalmalswama have been asked to attend the meeting. Rajiv Jain, Director, Intelligence Bureau has also been asked to attend the meeting to be held next week.

This was conveyed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh to Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla, who had approached him seeking Centre’s intervention in the ongoing boundary dispute between Mizoram and Assam.

Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba will chair the meeting of the chief secretaries of Mizoram and Assam and carry forward the dialogues on boundary dispute.

Also read: Assam-Mizoram border tension: CM Thanhawala writes to Rajnath Singh

In his communication, the union home minister also urged the Mizoram chief minister to ensure peace in the Mizoram side of the border and not to allow people to gather at Bairabi and stage protests there.

A home ministry official said it is in constant touch with the governments of Assam and Mizoram.

The state governments were asked to take appropriate steps to ensure law and order, prevent the situation from escalating and bring the situation under control.

The situation along the Assam-Mizoram border turned violent after police resorted to lathi-charge to control some protesting students, where among others, journalists were also injured.

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