No vehicle entering Mizoram from Assam despite withdrawal of travel advisory: Top official | India News – Times of India

AIZAWL: Mizoram chief secretary Lalnunmawia Chuaungo on Friday stated that no vehicle has made its option to the state from Assam, despite the withdrawal of a travel advisory issued by the Himanta Biswa Sarma authorities.
Chuaungo additionally stated that Mizoram is in “constant touch” with the Assam authorities, which has promised to take vital steps for resumption of visitors motion by way of National Highway-306.
A handful of organisations in Assam’s Cachar district had allegedly blocked autos from entering Mizoram following a bloody battle alongside the interstate border on July 26 that claimed seven lives.
The bodily blockade and demonstrations ended over the subsequent few days, however truckers apparently will not be keen to ply throughout the troubled areas fearing recent violence.
The Assam authorities had issued an advisory asking folks to keep away from travelling to Mizoram. It was revoked on Thursday following talks between the 2 sides.
“It is unfortunate that no vehicle carrying goods or passengers is entering Mizoram from Assam, despite the withdrawal of the travel advisory. The government is in constant touch with the Centre and Assam. I have also spoken with the Assam chief secretary, who assured us that measures will be taken to clear the road,” Chuaungo stated.
Officials in Mizoram alleged that railways tracks linked to the state had been broken in not less than three locations in Assam’s Hailakandi district. The “unofficial blockade” has choked all provides, together with medical consignments and Covid-19 gear, they added.
Lalruatkima, the data and public relations minister in Mizoram, additional stated that greater than 30 folks, together with non-tribals, are presently stranded in Silchar’s Mizoram home.
Several Mizoram residents are additionally caught in Guwahati, he stated.
Meanwhile, Cachar SP Ramandeep Kaur informed PTI over telephone that the Assam authorities had been encouraging folks to travel to Mizoram however many had been reluctant “fearing backlash”.
“Even before the withdrawal of the advisory, the government encouraged people to travel to Mizoram. It seems some of them are reluctant as they fear being attacked,” she acknowledged.
Kaur additionally stated that two autos had been vandalised by unidentified males someplace between Silchar and Lailapur after they had tried to maneuver in direction of Mizoram on Thursday.
A probe has been launched into the incident, she added.
The Mizoram and Assam governments had on Thursday agreed to discover a “lasting solution” to the century-previous boundary dispute and take measures, together with resumption of interstate vehicular motion, to de-escalate pressure between the 2 sides.
“Both the states have welcomed the deployment of neutral forces in the disputed areas and agreed not to send their respective police forces for patrolling, domination, enforcement or fresh deployment to any of the areas where confrontation and conflict have taken place between police forces of the two states in recent times,” a joint assertion issued by the 2 sides stated.

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