Mizo scribes protest against attacks on them by Assam police

Centre Seeks Report From Assam Mizoram After Clashes

Centre Seeks Report From Assam Mizoram After Clashes

When Assam police tried to stop the student activists, a clash ensued.

The Mizoram Police claimed that an understudy from the state was harmed in terminating on a gathering of understudies by the Assam Police at Zopui.

The Thadou students and the whole Thadou community in Manipur, Mizoram and elsewhere stand by our Mizo blood brothers and sisters who have fallen victims of the unimaginable atrocities at the hands of the senseless Assam Police force and we join our hands with them for timely delivery of justice, the statement added.

On March 8, nonconformists from Mizoram endeavored to "barge in" into Hailakandi region of Assam and the Assam Police ceased them.

Kolasib district magistrate R. Zarzosanga clamped Section 144 of the CrPC in Kolasib district on Tuesday, prohibiting assembly of more than five people.

Aizawl: Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Monday wrote to union home minister Rajnath Singh seeking his intervention in the Mizoram-Assam border dispute so that peace is restored at the earliest, an official said.

Sonowal proposed that both the sides ought to pull back from the questioned zone, an announcement by the Mizoram government said.

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In any case, did not determine the date for it, the announcement said.

The Mizoram Congress legislature party (CLP) on Sunday night passed a resolution to send state police personnel to occupy the land at Zophai area near the Mizoram-Assam border town of Bairabi, a party leader said.

The Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), comprising Mizoram's apex student body leaders and activists, have been camping in the disputed area with an attempt to construct a rest house inside the land of the first Mizoram chief minister Ch Chhunga following the latter's wife donating the land to the student organisation.

The Union home ministry has also sought reports from the two states about the incident and steps being taken to normalise the situation.

Assam and Mizoram have a long-standing limit question and there had been pressure in the Hailakandi-Kolasib locale a few times before.

Adil Khan, Deputy Commissioner of Assam's border district Hailakandi, said the "police used minimum force" while controlling the mob and advised restraint on the part of all stakeholders.

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