Aizawl: After receiving fresh directive from the Central Government, the state government has partly stopped construction activities along the state border with Assam.
Earlier, after the July standoff which claimed the lives of seven people, the Mizoram government started constructing the roads and bridges in a bid to link duty posts and camps in the border areas.
According to a senior official from the Home department, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on November 6 had shot a letter to the Mizoram government asking them to maintain the status quo on the disputed areas. MHA also directed them no to indulge in construction activities without mutual consent.
Notably, Mamit, Kolasib and Aizawl are those districts of Mizoram which share a 164.6 km long boundary with Assam's Karimganj, Cachar and Hailakandi.
Commenting on the same, Kolasib Deputy Commission Dr H. Lalthlangliana asserted that following the staus-quo, the construction activities were carried out within Mizoram territory.
"Construction activities are partly going on in some border areas within Mizoram side. Mizoram has never constructed roads or other structures inside Assam or on disputed areas," he added.
Meanwhile, State Home Minister Lalchamliana stated that as per the requrement, the state government will continue to undertake activities in the border area in Mizoram side.