Mizoram: Home Secretary Lalbiaksangi had written to her Assam counterpart G D Tripathi, requesting him to ensure the safety of all stranded Mizos staying in Silchar, amid the growing border tensions between the two states.
Lalbiaksangi, urged Tripathi to prevent any retaliatory move towards the Mizo community living in Assam by groups with 'vested interest'.
Tension between Assam-Mizoram border continued since last month. Several houses were set ablaze that further escalated the tension between people living along the border. The situation is still tense, particularly after the death of the 45-year old man from Assam. Muslim organisations of Assam have urged upon the people to stay calm and maintain peace.
Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga, extended his gratitude to all Samaritans for their thoughtful help like donating garments and cash to stranded Mizo communities currently staying at Silchar Mizoram House. He further added that the intervention from the Ministry of Home Affairs will continue to maintain peace between the two states.
On 17th October, almost 20 houses and shops were set on fire in the border area resulting in the injury of many. In a recent incident, on Monday, alleged drug peddler named Intyaz Ali from Lailapur area of Cachar district was killed allegedly by Mizo miscreants. Mizoram reported that it was a case of unnatural death while many locals claimed that Intyaz Ali was abducted and killed by Mizo miscreants.