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Assam-Mizoram highway remain blocked, Mizoram refuses to pull back forces from border

English NewsAssam-Mizoram highway remain blocked, Mizoram refuses to pull back forces from border

Situation remain tensed at Assam-Mizoram border as Mizoram government refused to withdraw its security forces from the disputed areas.

While agitators in southern Assam refused to call off their blockade – now in its third day – of National Highway 306, the lifeline of Mizoram, seeiking withdrawl of security personnel from Assam’s territory.

The inter-state border area saw further tension on Friday after two farmers were kidnapped “by people belonging to Mizoram” while they were working at their paddy field at Tulartal village.

An Assam government release said that Environment and Forest Minister Parimal Suklabaidya visited the trouble-torn areas of Tulartal, Baghewala, Singua and Lailapur along the inter-state border to allay the fears of local people “being terrorised by Mizo miscreants and to reassure them that the state government is with them”.

The minister urged the local people not to panic unnecessarily and said that the government is making all out efforts to resolve the border dispute.

Meanwhile, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana said that his government would not withdraw its forces from the state border with Assam till normalcy returns.

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