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Assam Mizoram Border Dispute: Two states at loggerheads- Latest Updates here

Tulika Tandon

Latest Update: Mizoram Assam dispute has crossed the mark. There were recently bunkers discovered across the interstate boundary found across the Barak Valley's Karimganj district and an allegedly massive mobilisation of state forces was done by Assam to counter this. 
Assam has also claimed that the bunkers have been built by two of the intruders from Mizoram. Take a look at the advisory issued by the Govt below. 

People of Assam are advised not to travel to Mizoram as any threat to the personal safety of people of Assam can't be accepted: Assam Government issues advisory pic.twitter.com/UTK9jFu5vi

— ANI (@ANI) July 29, 2021

The following tweet shows the border area and the area under dispute clearly

26-july 2021 border clashes between mizoram and assam wasn't actually happening in the border but happens inside the mizoram land ,from this we can clearly see that the cause of this escalation was led by the assam CM for his benefit in his politics .#shame_on_assam pic.twitter.com/fcgNthvR0P

— Mad 11 Genius (@MadGeni75215472) July 28, 2021

It is to be noted that the people have been tweeting continously against the tiff, which is evident from their words. Take a look at some tweets by citizens of both the states.

Mizoram police defend with a better strategy for their civilians,I think that is an ugly truth for Assam,feel sorry#shameonassam govt. pic.twitter.com/1U6ycmO3O9

— Hriattea Varte Chelsea (@HriatteaC) July 28, 2021

Earlier this week five Police personnel had been killed after the ages old dispute between Assam and Mizoram became alive on July 26, 2021 again. The issue is about a part of the border between the two states. Know more about the dispute below but before that take a look at the following tweets to know more about the recent issue. 

The border dispute between Assam & Mizoram is getting worse. @AmitShah ji just visited north east and left without solving this issue. BJP led NEDA is a total failure. pic.twitter.com/FnFwQZJ0kM

— Sushmita Dev (@sushmitadevinc) July 26, 2021

Deeply painful & unacceptable !

NDA-BJP Govts rule Assam & Mizoram & BJP Govt rules in Delhi.

This is a clear failure of the two CM’s & Govts to maintain law & order pushing the States into unwarranted violence.

What is the accountability of Sh. Amit Shah. Quit or act. pic.twitter.com/DGuz2RPw6x

— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) July 26, 2021

Home Minister Amit Shah has also tweeted regarding the same 

इतिहास में पहली बार नार्थ ईस्ट से केंद्र सरकार में 5 मंत्री बने हैं। यह नार्थ ईस्ट के प्रति @narendramodi जी के अथाह प्रेम और उसके विकास के प्रति उनकी संवेदनशीलता को दर्शाता है। pic.twitter.com/Spsx45ZwMs

— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 25, 2021

Assam Mizoram border disputes came up in the news as several IED blasts were carried out inside Cachar district of Assam by an alleged miscreant group from Mizoram.

मुझे विश्वास है कि श्री @himantabiswa जी अपने अनुभव से असम को मोदी जी के दिखाए विकास के रास्ते पर आगे बढ़ाने और असम की जनता को उसके दिए जनादेश पर गर्व की अनुभूति कराने में सफल होंगे। pic.twitter.com/xJWygwSqmn

— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) July 25, 2021

The issue has been long unresolved for now and needs immediate attention of the political heads. Take a look at the details here.

Assam Mizoram Border dispute: History

This boundary issue has been in existence since the formation of Mizoram- as a Union territory in 1972 and then as a state in 1987. 

Inter state disputes are multifaceted apart from disputes over boundaries. There are also various disputes over sharing of water from rivers and people migrating in various states of India. 

The issues between these two states began as two notifications were passed in the British era:

  1. Notification of 1875, that differentiated Lushai Hills from the plains of Cachar.
  2. Notification of 1933, that demarcates a boundary between Lushai Hills and Manipur.

Mizoram was under the impression that the boundary must be demarcated on the basis of 1875 notification that was a followup of Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) Act, 1873.

Mizo leaders did not approve of the demarcation that was notified in 1933 too. They said they were not consulted. However the Government of Assam followed this rule of demarcation. 

Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj share their border with Kolasib, Mamit and Aizwal districts of Mizoram which amounts to the boundary of 164.6 kilometres. 

It is also important to note that both the sides follow the natural borders over an imaginary line drawn over them. 

Reason of disputes between Assam and Mizoram

i) Boundary issues: The boundary issues between the states are the reasons for their disputes majorly. For example Karnataka and Maharashtra both lay claim to Belgaum. As per the North Eastern areas Reorganization Act 1971, there was a big change by the establishment of Manipur and Tripura. 

ii) Migration: There are many issues when people of a state feel that their land and resources are being used by the migrants from other states. This happens when there are not enough resources in the state which makes the job seekers move to other places. 

iii) Sharing of Water Resources: The most long standing issue is the issue of water resources among the people of India. Due to increased demand for water people migrate and create ruckus. 

Way Forward:

The various boundary issues can be settled in case the satellite mapping of actual borders is done in the country. The interstate council must be revived so as to provide better options for dispute settlements. Also Zonal Councils can be revived to inquire and advice on disputes in such matters. 

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FAQ

Who is the chief minister of Assam?

Himanta Biswa Sarma is the chief minister of Assam

What is the capital of Assam?

Assam's capital is Dispur.

What is Assam Mizoram Border dispute?

Assam's Barak Valley's three districts share a 164 km long boundary with three districts of Mizoram. This is the region where the dispute happens.

When did the border dispute between Assam and Mizoram begin?

The oldest of the documents that provides a proof of dispute in relation to border is from 1875 and later 1933.

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