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Assam, Mizoram CMs soften stand post Shah’s phone call

Tribune News Service

New Delhi, August 1

The Chief Ministers of Assam and Mizoram agreed to resolve the border crisis through discussions following a call by Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday.

After the conversation with Shah, Mizoram CM Zoramthanga tweeted: “As per the telephonic discussion with the Union Home Minister and Assam Chief Minister, we agreed to resolve the Mizoram-Assam border issue amicably through meaningful dialogue.”

He also urged the people of Mizoram to refrain from posting provocative messages and misusing social media in order to de-escalate the ongoing tension.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma tweeted, “Our main focus is to keep the spirit of North-East alive. What happened along the Assam-Mizoram border is unacceptable to the people of both states. CM Zoramthanga had promised to call me post his quarantine. Border disputes can only be resolved through discussion.”

Meanwhile, the Mizoram Government is ready to withdraw the FIR filed against the Assam CM, Chief Secretary of the state Lalnunmawia Chuango is reported to have said on Sunday. He said, even CM Zoramthanga did not approve the inclusion of Sarma’s name in the FIR.

The chief secretary, however, did not mention whether the cases filed against six Assam officials and 200 unidentified police personnel would be withdrawn.

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