Assam-Mizoram, June 5: Tension mounted again in Assam-Mizoram border in the Gutguti area of Hailakandi district in South Assam following the encroachment of four kilometres inside the Assam area.
Hailakandi’s deputy commissioner Rohan Kunar Jha and police super Ramandeep Kaur visited the site. It is learnt that Mizoram residents have started some constructions four kilometres inside the Assam land in Hailakandi district.
Katlicherra MLA Suzam Uddin Laskar visited the site and demanded immediate intervention of chief minister Himanta Biswa Sharma to resolve the long-pending border dispute with Mizoram.
He alleged that the Assam officials could not reach the spot and held a meeting two kilometres far from the disputed area. Laskar held the view that the border dispute may be solved through direct discussion with the chief ministers of both states.
He said that similar encroachment by Mizo miscreants also occurred in the Kachurthal area.
The three districts of Barak Valley in South Assam share a 164.6 km border with the Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit districts of Mizoram. Despite several rounds of talks, the Assam-Mizoram border dispute is yet to be resolved.