Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga have decided to meet soon to resolve the long-standing border dispute. On Friday, after a phone conversation, the two chief ministers have planned to meet in Delhi on September 19 to find an amicable solution to the long-standing border dispute between the two northeastern states.
According to sources, this meeting will be held in Delhi. However, the place has not been decided yet. It is noteworthy that Mizoram shares a 164.6 km long border with Assam. The decades-old border dispute between the two northeastern states mainly stemmed from two colonial demarcations in 1875 and 1933.
Mizoram recognized the demarcation established under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BERF) notified in 1875, which covers the wider area, which currently falls under Assam. However, the Assam administration pointed out the delimitation of the 1933 notification which falls within the constitutional limits.
It is noteworthy that in 2021, about six policemen were killed and about 60 people were injured due to inter-state border dispute. In August 2021, representatives of both the states held talks in Aizawl, the capital of Mizoram. After the tragic incident, both the state governments had agreed to maintain peace and hold talks for a peaceful settlement of the inter-state border dispute.