The Assam government on Thursday advised the people from the state to not travel to Mizoram amid border dispute. “People of Assam are advised not to travel to Mizoram as any threat to the personal safety of people of Assam can’t be accepted,” the advisory stated.
“People of Assam, staying in Mizoram due to work-related compulsion, should exercise utmost caution. These advisories will come into force with immediate effect and be given publicity for wider public knowledge and adherence,” it said.
The travel advisory comes days after six Assam police personnel and a civilian were killed and over 50 injured during a bloody border clash between Assam and Mizoram on 26 July.
The current tension began in June-end when Assam Police allegedly took control over an area known as ‘Aitlanghnar,’ accusing Mizoram of encroaching on its territory. Since then there have been repeated clashes between forces and people of the two states around the disputed area.
Union home minister Amit Shah has asked both chief ministers to ensure peace at the border.