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NEWS IMPULSE – ASSAM MIZORAM BORDER DISPUTE| 21 OCTOBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”>Source – Indian Express</span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”>GS Paper &ndash; 1</span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”>CONTEXT</span></span></b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”> -</span></span><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”> 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.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”>HIGHLIGHTS</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>According to an agreement between governments of Assam and Mizoram some years ago, status quo should be maintained in no man&rsquo;s land in the border area. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>However, people from Lailapur broke the status quo and allegedly constructed some temporary huts. People from Mizoram side went and set fire on them</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>According to Mizoram officials, the land claimed by Assam is being cultivated for a long time by residents of Mizoram.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>Although the contested land was historically cultivated by Mizoram residents, on paper it fell within the Singla Forest Reserve that is under Karimganj&rsquo;s jurisdiction.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#3e3e3e”>Mizoram borders Assam&rsquo;s Barak Valley; both border Bangladesh. Mizoram civil society groups blame &ldquo;illegal Bangladeshis&rdquo; (alleged migrants from Bangladesh) on the Assam side</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-bottom:2px; margin-left:8px; text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#090909″>According to Mizoram the boundary should be demarcated on the basis of 1875 notification. On the other hand, Assam government wants to follow the 1933 demarcation. This is the point of conflict between the states.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<li style=”margin-bottom:2px; margin-left:8px; text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#090909″>The 1875 notification was derived from the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act 1873.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<li style=”margin-bottom:2px; margin-left:8px; text-align:justify”><span style=”font-size:12pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;,serif”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,&quot;serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#090909″>The Assam Mizoram conflict is comparatively less frequent than that of the conflict between Assam and other neighbouring States such as Nagaland</span></span><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;”><span style=”color:#090909″>.</span></span></span></span></span></li>
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