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Students ask Assam policemen police to leave disputed area

Press Trust of India  |  Aizawl 

In the backdrop of clashes between Assam's security forces and students from at the disputed area along inter-state border, various Mizo students' bodies today demanded that the Police personnel leave the spot within 20 hours, a statement said.

The demand came after the Mizo Students Union, the and clan-based student bodies held a meeting here.

However, the students' bodies did not mention what action they would take if their demand was not met.

The students also demanded that the government compensate the injured in alleged firing and lathi charge by the Police since the trouble broke out on March 8 at Zopui along the border separating districts of Hailakandi in Assam and Kolasib in

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

Meanwhile, at least two opposition parties of Mizoram demanded the resignation of allegedly for failing to protect Mizos and the Mizoram territory.

The Mizo (MNF) and the People's Right to (PRISM) issued statements accusing the government of not handling the issue properly.

Trouble continued along Assam-Mizoram border today with the alleging that a Mizo student was injured in firing on a group by the at Zopui, while the latter denied the charge and claimed that the protesters were only pushed back when they tried to intrude into the state.

Several other members of the (MZP), the Mizo apex students body, were also injured as security forces in Assam resorted to lathicharge, the said.

The had also claimed on March 8 that six scribes who had gone there to cover the MZP programme were attacked by the personnel though they had showed their press cards.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, March 10 2018. 23:20 IST