- October 20, 2020
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Context: Over the last one week, residents of Assam and Mizoram have clashed twice over territory, injuring at least eight people and torching a few huts and small shops
- It spotlights the long-standing inter-state boundary issues in the Northeast, particularly between Assam and the states that were carved out of it.
- According to an agreement between governments of Assam and Mizoram some years ago, status quo should be maintained in no man’s land in the border area. However , people violates it which leads to dispute.
- Mizoram believes the boundary should be demarcated on the basis of the 1875 notification, which is derived from the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation (BEFR) Act, 1873.
- While Assam follows 1933 demarcation that demarcates a boundary between Lushai Hills (Assam) and Manipur and that was the point of conflict.
Source: Indian Express