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Mizoram CM seeks Rajnath Singh's intervention in border dispute

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

today wrote to seeking his intervention in the Mizoram-border dispute so that peace is restored at the earliest, an said.

asked Singh to intervene for resumption of border talks at the earliest, to the L R Sailo said.

The in the letter described the alleged firing by the Police on youths as "unfortunate and uncalled for", Sailo said.

said that there had been border disputes with like other such instances with neighbouring states which sometimes culminated into violent clashes causing hardships especially to those in the fringe areas.

Chief secretaries of the two states had held talks on the border dispute in 1995-96 and it was then decided that the talks should be taken up at the chief ministers' level, he said.

"Unfortunately, the of declined," said.

The legislature party last night passed a resolution to send state police personnel to occupy the land at Zophai area near the Mizoram-border town of Bairabi, a said.

Protestors from the had clashed with the Police in Bairabi, he said.

Members of the meeting chaired by Lal Thanhawla, who is also the CLP leader, felt that the Zirlai Pawl (MZP) or Students Federation should be allowed to build a guest house on the land belonging to the first of Ch Chhunga, the said.

The land was donated to the student organisation by his widow, he said.

The Police had alleged on Saturday that a student was injured in firing by the Police at Zopui in district.

The Police had denied the charge and claimed that the students were pushed back when they tried to intrude into the state.

The administration of in had clamped prohibitory orders under section 144 of CrPC on March 7 in certain pockets of the district apprehending encroachment attempts from the side.

Meanwhile, the Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex student body and other student organisations today organised rallies across to protest the alleged firing and lathi-charge by Police on the students, a MZP said.

In Aizawl, the protesters demanded the resignation of the accusing of ''sleeping'' while the government was ''encroaching on territory in near district by constructing schools and police outposts''.

MZP leaders and activists have been camping in the area to construct a rest house to be called 'Zofate Chawlhbuk' on the land donated by Ch Chhunga's widow to the student organisation, the said.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 22:40 IST