The third round of border talks between Mizoram and Assam will be held in Guwahati on November 17. | Popgen Tech


Mizoram and Assam will on November 17 hold the third round of talks to resolve the long-standing border dispute between the states, a senior home department official said on Friday.

The talks were initially scheduled for November 4, but were postponed due to President Draupadi Murmu’s visit to Mizoram.

Mizoram Additional Home Secretary Lalhriatpuia told PTI that border talks would be held in Guwahati on November 17, as proposed by the Assam government.

He said a five-member Mizoram delegation, led by ministers Lalchamliana and Lalruatkim, will visit the neighboring state for the talks.

Another Home Department official said that the Mizoram delegation will leave for Guwahati on November 16, and preparatory meetings will be held among officials on that day.

He said that the actual border talks would take place the next day.

Mizoram and Assam share a 164.6-km-long border.

Clashes and clashes between border residents of the two states have been reported on several occasions since March 2018, when functionaries of the Mizoram student group ‘Mizo Zirlai Pawl’ (MZP) attempted to construct a wooden shed in Zophai area of ​​neighboring Kolasib district. and the Assam. Hailakandi district.

More than 60 people were injured in a clash between Mizoram students and Assam police.

The dispute took an ugly turn in July last year when the police forces of the two states exchanged gunfire on the inter-state border, resulting in the death of six personnel and a civilian from Assam.

Since August last year, the two states have held two series of talks and virtual meetings on five occasions.

They agreed to maintain peace on the border and resolve disputes through dialogue.

Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma met twice in New Delhi in November last year and in September this year to find an amicable solution to the border dispute.

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