Mizoram has taken up the issue of restriction of traffic from Assam government’s travel advisory of July 29 that they had withdrawn last night, Chief Secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo on Friday said.
“Travel advisory that they (Assam) had issued on July 29, was withdrawn last night. However, the movement of traffic has not started till now. We’ve taken up these issues with the Assam government. So let us hope that this blockade is removed soon,” he said.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, however, said that there are many issues that remain unresolved.
“At the same time, you have to move ahead. On Assam’s side, we have certain issues that need closure. I’m sure that at the right time, I’ll be able to see to it with Mizoram CM and resolve those issues,” he said.
Assam and Mizoram decided to take forward the initiatives taken by the Union Home Ministry and their CMs to remove tensions prevailing around the inter-state border and to find lasting solutions to disputes through discussions.
The Assam government on Thursday said they will revoke the advisory issued earlier against travel to Mizoram.
The Assam and Mizoram governments issued a joint statement, agreeing to maintain peace in the inter-state border areas.
The two states agreed to not send their respective forest and police forces for patrolling, domination, enforcement or for fresh deployment to any disputed areas.
At least six policemen and a civilian were killed in a violent clash between the police forces of the two states at Lailapur in Assam’s Cachar district.