APCC condemns firing on police personnel at Assam-Mizoram border
The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) has condemned the incident where Assam police personnel were fired upon at the Mizoram-Assam border as reported in media.
GUWAHATI: The APCC (Assam Pradesh Congress Committee) has condemned the incident where Assam police personnel were fired upon at the Mizoram-Assam border as reported in media.
"It is a matter of disgrace that just hours after Union Home Minister Amit Shah left the State, such an attack took place on Assam police personnel and property of the Assam government. On Sunday, Home Minister Shah chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers and Chief Secretaries of the North Eastern States to discuss interstate border dispute issues," the APCC stated.
The party questioned the government what policies were adopted during the meeting to mitigate the border disputes. It demanded the BJP government to give a clear message on how the border dispute will be resolved.
"It has been reported that the personnel were shot at from the hilly Mizoram border in the Lailapur area of Cachar District and several Assam State police personnel were wounded. It has been reported in media that gunshots were being fired upon an Assam police security post. At least five State police personnel were injured and vehicles belonging to several State government officials were also damaged," the APCC underlined.
Further, the APCC asserted that the government should give assurance to the people residing in both the States that all disputes will be amicably settled.
"The APCC contends that there is no clarity on the part of the BJP (Bharatiya Janata Party) government both in the States and at the Centre on the issues at hand. An atmosphere of uncertainty will further complicate matters. There is also a report that a mob man-handled a Mizo couple in the border area. The government should ensure that the common people of both the States don't bear the brunt of their lackadaisical attitude," added APCC Media Department Chairperson Bobbeeta Sharma.