The border tension between Assam and Mizoram has escalated further, with the latter accusing the former of committing human rights violation and atrocities on the tribal people residing along the inter-state border areas.
Deputy Commissioner of Kolasib district in Mizoram – H Lalthlangliana has shot off a letter to his Cachar counterpart in Assam, in this regard.
In his letter, the Kolasib DC accused the Assam Government officials and the police of committing human rights violation and atrocities on the tribal people on the tribal people residing along the inter-state border areas during a stand-off on July 10.
Notably, copies of the letter were also sent to the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST).
In his letter, the Kolasib DC alleged that on July 10, Assam officials engaged in a road construction work in an area that fell under the jurisdiction of the Mizoram Government.
It accused the Assam Government officials of constructing the road in Mizoram territory by destroying crops cultivated by Mizo people residing there.
It is being alleged that the personnel of the Assam Police used force to disperse the agitating crowd, who gathered to protest construction of road by destructing their produce.
Meanwhile, Assam has denied the allegations levelled by Mizoram saying that the neigbouring state has encroached upon its land, leading to tensions along the inter-state border.