Assam Mizoram border clashes: The border dispute between Assam and Mizoram escalated on Monday.
At least five Assam Police personnel were killed and 50 others were injured as Assam and Mizoram policemen allegedly fired at each other on Monday in a sudden escalation of a border dispute between the two states.
Here is your 5-point cheat sheet guide 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 were issued during British rule.
- Both Assam and Mizoram claim land on the border between Assam’s Cachar and Mizoram’s Kolasib district. Both states accuse each other of encroachment.
- Mizoram was earlier a part of Assam and was called “Lushai Hills”. It became a Union Territory in 1972. Later, it became a state in 1987.
- Assam and Mizoram also have border disputes in Karimganj-Mamit and Hailakandi- Kolasib border.
- Mizoram, which shares a border with three states, also has a dispute with Tripura.