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Mizoram: Students’ body accuses Assam govt of breaching status quo

Mizoram , 2019-08-08 4:34 PM
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The student body in Mizoram, Mizo Zirlai Pawl (MZP) have accused the Assam government of breaching the status quo on the disputed land along the Mizoram-Assam border on Wednesday.

Secretary of MZP, Lalnunmawia Pautu, alleged that the mosque, which was damaged on May 24 at Zophai near Bairabi town in a blast by unidentified persons, has been rebuilt by Assam. A shop and concrete building has also been constructed near the mosque, he said.

On Tuesday, a letter was submitted to chief minister Zoramthanga, imploring him to take measures so that the newly-constructed structures are demolished.

The letter said the Centre has directed both the state governments to maintain the status quo at Zophai, which is disputed land.

While Mizoram did not erect any structure on the disputed land, the construction of a mosque, shop, and building by Assam was regretful, the letter said.

The student body also blamed the state government for its inaction to convene a meeting of the core committee to discuss the border issue.

Pautu said that the state government will soon call a meeting on the border issue.


Source: TT

Updated by: News Sources 2019-08-08 4:34 PM