GUWAHATI: After a week-long blame game, the chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram have agreed to hold a discussion regarding border disputes between the states in the aftermath of a bloody turn on July 26.
"Our main focus is on keeping the spirit of North-East alive. What happened along the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both states," wrote Himanta Biswa Sarma on his Twitter.
Sarma added, "Honble CM @ZoramthangaCM had promised to call me post his quarantine. Border disputes can only be resolved through discussion."
Earlier, Mizoram CM Zoramthanga has written on his social media that he will sort the border issue with his Assam counterpart amicably through dialogue under the guidance of Union Home Minister Amit Shah.
Meanwhile, Zoramthanga has urged his citizens to refrain from posting sensitive messages on social media "in order to prevent any possible escalation of the situation".
Chief Secretaries and Director Generals of Police of both Assam and Mizoram had already attended a meeting with the Union Home Ministry last week in New Delhi and both the parties have agreed to solve the issue amicably.
CMs of both the states were supposed to attend a meeting the next day but following the Mizoram CM’s quarantine (as his PSO tested positive for COVID-19), the proposed meet did not take place.
However, allegations and counter-allegations between both states are still continuing on various platforms.
An FIR has been filed against Assam CM in Mizoram with the charges of criminal conspiracy and attempt to murder.
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