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Home Secretary to meet Assam, Mizoram Chief Secretaries on border dispute

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Union has called Chief Secretaries of and for a meeting here next week to resolve the ongoing border dispute between the two states.

The meeting will be held on March 20, following a letter written by Chief Minister to on Monday seeking his intervention in the dispute.

The dispute started on February 27-28 when Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP), a Mizo international student body, was constructing a rest house at the disputed site at Bairabi, a reserved forest area, between Assam's Hailakandi in and Mizoram's district.

The clashes then occurred on March 8 and 10 when a was beaten up and a Mizo student injured in firing on a group by the Police at Zopui, according to however denied the charge and claimed that the protesters were only pushed back when they tried to intrude into their state.

claims the area as its own, said Joint Secretary, North East, Satyendra Garg.

Assam and Mizoram have a long-standing boundary dispute, and there had been tension in the Hailakandi-region several times in the past too.



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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 19:02 IST