Mizoram CM Zoramthanga

Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Thursday expressed his displeasure over reports of withdrawing forces from the Assam border and claimed the widely circulated report as ‘misinformation’.

According to the report issued earlier by the Assam government, Mizoram had consented to pull out its forces from the territory, following the intervention of Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs (in-charge of North East) Satyendra Kumar Garg on Wednesday.

However, refuting the report, Zoramthanga retweeted DIPR official handle and wrote “misinformation…something we needed the least at this time.”

Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday had separate telephonic conversations with the chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram to resolve the ongoing border dispute.

Tension erupted along the border between two states on Saturday after some residents of Vairengte in Kolasib district of Mizoram set on fire temporary huts made by residents of Lailapur in Assam’s Cachar district on a stretch of disputed land.

The Centre stepped up as ground-level talks between the two states failed on Tuesday.

Following the incident, residents on the Assam side have blocked the highway going to Mizoram and hundreds of goods-laden trucks on way to the neighbouring state are stranded.

Mizoram declared that it would import essentials from neighboring countries if the blockade of trucks carrying supplies in Assam was not lifted.

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