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CLP passes resolution to send Mizoram Police to border

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

The Congress Legislature Party has passed a resolution to send personnel to occupy the land at Zophai area near the Mizoram- border town of where protestors from the state had clashed with Police, a said today.

The meeting, which was chaired by and CLP yesterday night, felt that the Zirlai Pawl (MZP) or Students Federation should be allowed to erect a guest house on the land belonging to the first which was donated to the student organisation by his widow, he said.

The CLP also felt that the personnel should be sent immediately to the disputed border area.

The governments of and are engaged in a dialogue to resolve the border dispute. Assam held telephonic discussions with his Mizoram counterpart on Saturday.

had alleged on Saturday that a student was injured in firing by the at Zopui in district. denied the charge and claimed that the Mizoram students were pushed back when they tried to intrude into the state.

The MZP leaders and activists have been camping in the area to construct a rest house at Zophai to be called 'Zofate Chawlhbuk' on the land belonging to

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

The following day members of several organisations of Mizoram allegedly attempted to intrude into a disputed area of Hailakandi district of Assam and the police had stopped them.

Assam and Mizoram have a long-standing boundary dispute and there had been tension in the Hailakandi- region several times in the past too. The ministry of home affairs had sought reports from both states.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 18:10 IST