After at least three bombs were detonated in Cachar in southern Assam, adjacent to Mizoram, allegedly by Mizo criminals, the state government said Monday, adding that the accused threatened officials with “insulting language and weapons such as ax and sickle”. “.
In a press statement, Assam authorities claimed there was a suspected IED explosion carried out by Mizo criminals on Saturday, followed by two explosions in the Kulicherra area where tensions are high, as people from Mizoram are said to have taken a few days to 6 invaded .5 kilometers inside Assam. ago. After this, the Assam police together with the civil administration carried out an eviction action.
“On Saturday morning, about 25 meters in front of the already deployed Kulicherra CRPF camp, Mizo civilians and Mizoram police barricaded the entrance to Dholakhal in Kulicherra,” the press note said.
The statement also said officials “were met by a mob of miscreants Mizoram who threatened officials with foul language and weapons such as ax and sickle, despite the area being far inside Assam.”
Assam police have now managed to push the crowd back across the Kulicherra stream. Mizoram police and civilians have “camped across the stream that blocks the path to Upper Phainom School (path leading to Kulicherra),” the statement said.
Mizoram’s Interior Minister Lalchamliana said the state will seek compensation from the Assam government for allegedly destroying crops belonging to some Mizo families, an action the Assam government says is part of “forest protection activity well within the border of Assam”.
“The incident that took place last week in Buarchep, in the border region, in which the crop of some Mizo farmers was destroyed by the Assam police, is an unfortunate act that must strongly condemn the unfortunate incident and the government must provide appropriate compensation . of Assam to the affected farmers and Mizoram will respond to this demand,” Lalchamliana said in a press statement.
However, he has said that the clashes are motivated by local elected bodies and leaders in the districts and that it is unfortunate.
Three districts of the Barak Valley in southern Assam – Karimganj, Hailakandi and Cachar – share a 123 km border with three districts of Mizoram – Mamit, Kolasib and Aizawl – of which National Highway 306 passes through Lailapur in Cachar to Vairengte in Kolasib passes through a border gate separating the two states that have been embroiled in border disputes since 1971.
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