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Mizoram home secretary Vanlalngaihsaka has written to the commissioner and secretary to the home department of Assam with a request to make arrangements for the vehicles stranded in Assam to enter Mizoram.

Vanlalngaihsaka dashed off the WT message to his Assam counterpart on Monday.

The Mizoram home secretary assured of safety of the drivers, passengers and the vehicles in Mizoram.

Also read: No vehicles carrying essential commodities, passengers have entered Mizoram from Assam since July 26

Informing about the WT message, the department of information and public relations of Mizoram on Tuesday tweeted: “Home Secretary, Mizoram writes to his counterpart in Assam to make arrangements for stranded vehicles to enter Mizoram, giving assurance to safety of drivers, passengers and vehicles within Mizoram.”

The Mizoram home secretary in the WT message said: “The vehicles bound for Mizoram which have been stranded on NH-306 at Lailapur since 26.7.2021 want to enter Mizoram without delay.”

“In this regard, kindly make all necessary arrangements immediately for enabling their entry into Mizoram without any law and order problem in Assam.”

“The Government of Mizoram gives its assurance for the safety and security of all drivers, passengers and their vehicles within Mizoram,” the WT message reads.

Mizoram health minister Dr. R Lalthangliana on Monday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union health minister Mansuk Mandavya seeking their interventions to lift the alleged blockade in Assam and prevent imminent health crisis in the state.

Also read: Assam-Mizoram border row: Ministerial level talks on August 5

Lalthangliana in his letter alleged that consignments of medical supplies, including Covid19 test kits, are prevented from entering Mizoram state due to the imposition of the blockade in the Barak Valley region in Assam.

Meanwhile, in order to de-escalate the tensions along the inter-state border, Assam and Mizoram will sit for a ministerial level discussion on the border issue on August 5.

This was informed by Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.

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