From Bhupen Goswami
GUWAHATI :On the directions of Home Minister Amit Shah, the Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram on Thursday decided to fence their inter-state border. Assam and Mizoram have a 164 km long border. The Chief Ministers of both the states have met Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Friday. Assam and Mizoram had clashed in July this year over a border dispute. Five Assam Police personnel and 3 civilians were killed in the violence. Reacting to his meeting with Mizoram CM Jormathanga, Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “I took a chance to meet the Mizoram CM for dinner. We didn’t talk about anything, we just enjoyed our dinner today.
The situation on the border is now normal with no issue. We had a very good meeting, Jormathanga said. We are like brothers. Today we have met Union Home Minister Amit Shah. We will try to put up our fence on the border. The Mizoram CM tweeted about the meeting and thanked Assam CM Sarma.According to officials, the two Chief Ministers met to resolve their border dispute following the intervention of Home Minister Amit Shah. Assam and Mizoram have a 164 km long border. An official said, the Centre wants a peaceful resolution to the border dispute between Assam and Mizoram and Union Home Minister Amit Shah is believed to be in regular touch with the two Chief Ministers for a peaceful resolution of the issue.