WHY IN THE NEWS?
Senior ministers from the governments of Assam and Mizoram held a detailed discussion on August 5, 2021, regarding the boundary dispute between Assam & Mizoram.
How peace will be maintained?
To maintain peace in inter-state border areas and deployment of central forces, both the government highlighted that, Assam and Mizoram would not send their respective forest and police forces for the purpose of patrolling, domination, enforcement or for fresh deployment in any area where confrontation had taken place between police forces of both the states. It includes the areas along the Assam-Mizoram border in the districts of Karimganj, Hailakandi & Cachar in Assam, and Mamit & Kolasib districts of Mizoram.
Assam-Mizoram Boundary Dispute
The boundary dispute between Assam and Mizoram dates back to the colonial era when inner lines were demarcated in accordance with the administrative needs of the British Raj. This dispute started from two notifications passed under the British era.
Mizoram is of the view that the boundary should be demarcated on the basis of the 1875 notification and is opposing the 1933 notification citing that Mizo society was not consulted. While the Assam government follows notification of 1933. Thus, the dispute is there because of different perceptions of the border.
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