6 Assam Cops Killed As Border Violence With Mizoram Escalates
Six police officers from Assam were killed in the fresh violence that broke out today at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has said. There were reports of firing from the border area — which lie over Assam’s Cachar district and Mizoram’s Kolasib district — and attacks on government vehicles.
The violence took place two days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah met all Chief Ministers of the northeast at Shillong. Mr Shah has dialled Chief Ministers of both states and asked them to resolve the border issue, reported news agency ANI quoting sources.
The Chief Ministers of the two states had clashed on Twitter, and tagged Mr Shah in their posts.
Tweeting a video of the violence where people armed with sticks can be seen, Chief Minister Zoramthanga sought Mr Shah’s intervention, saying it “needs to be stopped right now.”
“Innocent couple on their way back to Mizoram via Cachar manhandled and ransacked by thugs and goons. How are you going to justify these violent acts?” read another tweet.