Assam has proposed November 17 as the date for the third round of border talks with Mizoram. An official of the Home Department gave this information. Earlier the talks were scheduled to be held on November 4 but could not take place due to the visit of President Draupadi Murmu to Mizoram. Then Mizoram appealed to postpone the talks to November 9-11. Now he is discussing the proposed date of the Assam government. “The Mizoram Home Minister will discuss the matter with the Chief Minister,” the official told PTI.
The borders of Mizoram and Assam meet for 164.6 km and there is a long border dispute between them. The dispute took a sharp turn in July last year when police from both the states opened fire along the inter-state border, killing six Assam policemen and a civilian. More than 60 people were also injured in the violent clashes in the disputed area near Vairangte village of Mizoram. Then the two states have held two rounds of talks and they have agreed to maintain peace on the border and resolve the dispute through dialogue .