A minimum of 5 Assam Police personnel had been killed and 50 others had been injured as Assam and Mizoram policemen allegedly fired at one another on Monday in a sudden escalation of a border dispute between the 2 states.
Right here is your 5-point cheatsheet information to the Assam-Mizoram clashes:
The clashes stem from a land dispute between Assam and Mizoram over “improper demarcation of the state border”. Two border notifications had been issued in the course of the British rule.
Each Assam and Mizoram declare land on the border between Assam’s Cachar and Mizoram’s Kolasib district. Each states accuse one another of encroachment.
Mizoram was earlier part of Assam and was referred to as “Lushai Hills”. It turned a Union Territory in 1972. Later, it turned a state in 1987.
Assam and Mizoram even have border disputes in Karimganj-Mamit and Hailakandi- Kolasib border.
Mizoram, which shares a border with three states, additionally has a dispute with Tripura.