GUWAHATI, NOV 18: To solve the decade old inter-state border dispute between Assam and Mizoram, now both the government are serious and holding talks on the vexed issues.
On Thursday Assam asked Mizoram to furnish details of villages, including their locations and ethnicity of residents, in support of its claims over places that are currently within the bigger northeastern state’s territory.
The claims will have to be submitted within three months and then will be taken up by regional committees that would be formed by the two states for evolving an amicable solution to the vexed inter-state boundary dispute.
The decision was taken during a meeting between Assam Border Protection and Development Minister Atul Bora and Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana in Guwahati during the day.
A joint statement issued by the two states said that Mizoram will furnish the list of villages, their locations, geo-spatial extent, and ethnicity of the residents and other relevant details within three months to support their claim over lands that are currently in the state of Assam.
These claims will be examined by regional committees from both sides.
Assam shares a 164.6-km-long border with Mizoram.The long-standing boundary dispute has its origin in a notification of 1875 issued during the British era that differentiated Lushai hills from the plains of Cachar, and another of 1933 that demarcated a boundary between Lushai hills and Manipur.
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