All is quiet on the Assam-Mizoram interstate border front with no reports of any untoward incident today, But ‘Security forces will be deployed till situation limps back to normalcy’ Said, Adil Khan, Hailakandi District of Assam.
Deputy Commissioner, Hailakandi Adil Khan said the day passed off peacefully and there was no presence of Mizo Zirlai Paw (MZP)l activists ever since they withdrew yesterday afternoon. Kolasib district administration of Mizoram assured Hailakandi district administration that the MZP activists have had withdrawn from the border and will not return back.
Khan said the administration, however, will not withdraw the security forces deployed along the border till the situation limps back to normalcy. “The security forces will remain deployed along the border and will be withdrawn only after getting instructions from the top echelons of the administration,” said Khan, adding that the Governments of both States are engaged in dialogue to resolve the border row.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Khan has apprised Chief Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary, Home and Political, Government of Assam about the prevailing situation on the border front and the steps being initiated by the district administration to instill confidence among the people living close to the border.
Chief Minister, Assam, Sarbananda Sonowal had telephonic talks with his Mizoram counterpart and sought the intervention of the Home Ministry to resolve the border row at Kachurthal in Hailakandi district of Assam.