Mizoram and Assam ink pact on border hands-off
GUWAHATI: Assam and Mizoram inked an agreement on Thursday to keep their police and forest guards away from the troubled inter-state border as the first tangible step towards easing tension in the area and maintaining continuity of talks to end their decades-old territory dispute.
As decided by the Union home ministry, neutral forces will remain in charge of the disputed zone straddling the three Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi, and Mamit and Kolasib in Mizoram.
The ice-breaker in Aizawl, involving two cabinet ministers from either state, also saw Mizoram offi ally condoling the death of six Assam cops in the July 26 firing at Cachar district's lapur. In a reciprocal gesture, Assam revoked its July 29 advisory asking people from the state not to travel to Mizoram and telling those already there for work to "exercise utmost caution".
Hundreds of trucks carrying essentials and medical supplies have been stranded along the NH 306 in the Barak Valley since the border flare-up, triggering allegations by Mizoram of an unoffi al economic blockade. Soon after the meet, the Mizoram CM's office tweeted, "Govt. of Assam & Govt. of Mizoram successfully signed a joint statement today after deliberations at Aizawl.
Both go nments agree to take forward the ministry of home affairs' initiatives to remove prevailing tensions and find lasting solutions through discussions."
The dialogue followed several telephonic discussions between Mizoram CM Zoramthanga and his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma, both of whom subsequently declared their commitment to finding a solution that has eluded successive go nments since the first round of talks in 1993. The joint declaration states that the two state go nments “welcome and agree to take forward the initiatives taken by the ministry of home affairs, go nment of India and hon'ble chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram”.
此次对话之前，米佐拉姆邦首席部长Zoramthanga和阿萨姆邦首席部长Himanta Biswa Sarma进行了几次电话讨论，两人随后都宣布致力于找到自1993年第一轮谈判以来一直未能找到的解决方案。联合声明称，两邦政府“欢迎并同意推进印度部、印度政府以及阿萨姆邦和米佐拉姆邦首席部长采取的倡议”。
Nehru is responsible for all these drs.
Our HM Amit Shah has best negotiations capabilities in the world. This is the real proof of that.
How did you illiterates manage to get 2 integral states of Indian union fight amongst themselves and kill each other in first place?
Finally, Amit Shah put his persuasive skills to good use.
Godi media they are our states not countries. Question cm why they attacked.
K Mohan Hyderabad city
Again with Amit Shah intervention all ended well and good sense prevailing in both states
People can keep abusing Amit Shah…but he makes things happen….he can get things done.
It is good to ne that at the intervention of the Center, the dispute has been sorted out.
Finally blame onCongress!
Congress just kept the contentious issues burning, allowing it to grow from bad to worse! Issues were NOT solved but to decay Po itically until matters got out of Hand!
D K Dubey
Very good, dialogue and mutaul trust coupled with little respect are key for success
Sajjan Singh Shaktawat
It is a welcome move. I feel happy that sensible action has been taken. Now permanent solution of Assam Mizoram border should be arrived at the earliest.
We are all Hindustanis free to live and work in any part of our country. Hence Internal strife of any kind should be avoided.
well done both CM. congratulations.
It shows again that Feku, aka Surrender Modi, is utterly weak and incompetent. First of all, SC must look into the fact that many police officers are killed or injured in an exchange of fire between Assam and Mizoram. And with that, any CM/PM who gave the "shoot to kill" order, must be hanged in public after things settle down. #ResignModi
Amicable solution is good.Inter state border dispute should never enter in violence henceforth.
Great to see the way dispute settled
Wow, ever heard of two states signing a pact like two separate countries Only possible under Dumbledore DHARIYAL Modi
We always blame Britishers divided us; after they left, who is dividing us?
Now both the Police should turn their fire towards illegal Bangladeshis and Mynr insurgents..
Wow looks like two countries within India.