On July 26, 2021, clashes broke out on the border of Assam and Mizoram that resulted in the death of seven people and injuries to several others. The Union Home Ministry had to intervene.
Lalchamliana, who was in Guwahati to hold a cabinet-level meeting between the Assam and Mizoram governments on the disputed border issue on Thursday, said, “Initially when I met Assam Chief Minister Atul Bora I apologized and I am saddened by the loss of precious lives and this time too. I repeat my apologies and condolences. I hope such incidents do not happen in other states or regions of North East India. Such incidents are unfortunate and uncalled for. . We must ensure that such incidents never happen again.”
Mizoram Home Minister and Assam Border Development Minister Atul Bora participated in the meeting. In a joint statement issued by both the parties, they said that the Mizoram Government will present the list of villages, their areas, extent of agricultural land, and ethnicity of the people and other relevant information within three months. to support their claim which can be investigated by establishing Regional Committees. both sides to come to a consensus decision on complex border issues. Government of Assam will extend full cooperation wherever sought. Both parties agreed to abide by the decisions summarized in the Joint Declaration on August 5, 2021 signed in Aizawl. The two sides agreed to continue their determination to maintain peace and harmony in the border states of the communities living on both sides to further strengthen their traditional relations.
A high-level delegation from Mizoram has revealed that there is widespread unrest among the groundnut farmers in Mizoram due to the problems they face in transporting them to Assam and other parts of the country. The two sides agreed to take the issue to the highest authorities to find a compromise solution. Both sides also agreed to continue a zero-tolerance policy against traffic smuggling from other countries.
On September 21, the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma met his Mizoram counterpart, Zoramthanga in New Delhi to resolve the long standing border issues.
In a one-on-one meeting at the Assam House, the two Ministers reviewed the ministerial level talks held in Aizawl on August 9 this year. A ministerial delegation led by Minister Asam Atul Bora went to Aizawl to discuss the resolution of the border problem.
Earlier, Assam and Mizoram agreed that economic activities such as farming and agriculture of the people living on the borders of the two states should not be disrupted but should be allowed to continue regardless of the current administrative rule of the two states. such sites. Forest Rules and after notifying the Deputy Commissioners concerned.
Assam’s Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi share a border of 164.6 km with the three districts of Mizoram of Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit.