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Border intrusion: CMs of Assam, Mizoram hold talks

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The chief ministers of and today held telephonic talks over clashes between Police and activists who had allegedly tried to intrude in Assam's territory.

Activists of the Zirlai Pawl (MZP), the apex student body, who had accused the Police of excesses against them, temporarily withdrew from the spot of clashes late in the evening, officials said.

Chief Ministers of and Assam, Lal Thanhawla and Sarbananda Sonowal respectively, held talks over phone and the latter suggested that both the sides should withdraw from the disputed area, the statement said.

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

also contacted his Assam counterpart and both the sides agreed to hold talks on the border dispute.

However, the date for holding talks between the two states was not yet fixed, the statement said.

Meanwhile, the MZP members withdrew from the place of incidents this evening temporarily, the officials said.

The student activists have been camping at Zopui locality in district since Thursday to construct a rest house on the land of the late Ch Chhunga, first where a large number of forces were deployed to prevent them from doing so.

A report from Assam's Hailakandi also said the MZP workers were retreating from the border.

This was conveyed to by his counterpart R Zarzosanga, an release here today.

"This is a positive development and augurs well as we are expecting the situation to return to normal along the Assam-Mizoram border," Khan said.

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First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 20:35 IST