Union home minister Amit Shah spoke to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal over the phone on Wednesday evening and took stock of the present situation at Assam-Mizoram border.
He inquired about the steps taken by the state government to defuse tension at the border and said that the union home ministry has initiated steps for maintaining peace at the Assam-Mizoram border.
During the interaction, Chief Minister Sonowal apprised Shah of the steps taken by the Assam government for the normalizing situation at the border.
He informed that senior-level government official’s discussion to address the border issue has already begun.
Chief Minister Sonowal also informed the Union Home Minister that Mizoram CM Zoramthanga during a telephonic talk earlier assured him to take positive steps for bolstering peace at the border and strengthening brotherhood among the people of both the states.
It may be mentioned here that the joint secretary of Union Home Ministry (North East) Satyendra Garg, who has visited Assam as per the direction of the Union Home Minister has held an important discussion in Silchar earlier on the day.
The meeting was attended by the Commissioner & Secretary in-charge of Home Department of both Assam and Mizoram.
During the discussion, all border-related issues and steps required to maintain peace and law & order at the inter-state border were discussed thoroughly.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister Sonowal has directed to ensure seamless movement of trucks and other vehicles through the inter-state border.
The transportation at the border has returned to normalcy as per the direction of the CM.