New Delhi: The violence at the Assam-Mizoram border in which five Assam Police personnel got killed and more than 80 people got injured, is turning into huge controversial political arguement.
Congress leader, Rahul Gandhi, attacked the Union Home Minister, Amit Shah over the violence at the Assam-Mizoram border, blaming that he has “failed” the country by sowing hatred and distrust” into the lives of people and India is now reaping its “dreadful consequences”.
Rahul Gandhi tweeted “Heartfelt condolences to the families of those who’ve been killed. I hope the injured recover soon,” tagging a purported video of the violence. “HM has failed the country yet again by sowing hatred and distrust into the lives of people. India is now reaping its dreadful consequences,”
On Monday, the border dispute between the two northeastern states of Assam and Mizoram turned into a conflict, which led to the death of six Assam Police personnel. The latter were killed while allegedly defending the “constitutional boundary” of the state with Mizoram and more than 60 people injured, including a Supritendent of Police.
On Monday, in a statement, the Assam government alleged that the Mizoram Police opened fire on its officials and civilians from two dominating high features with automatic weapons which included light machine guns.
Mizoram Home Minister, Lalchamliana, however claimed that the state police responded “spontaneously by firing back” at Assam Police after its 200 personnel forcibly crossed a duty post manned by CRPF personnel and indulged in arson and firing and assaulted unarmed people.
Amit Shah later talked to the Assam Chief Minister, Himanta Biswa Sharma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga and urged them to ensure peace along the disputed border and find an amicable settlement.