Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma will meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the Assam-Mizoram border issue as well as the restoration of calm in the region. The Chief Minister will meet with other Union Ministers, including Home Minister Amit Shah, accompanied by BJP MPs from Assam. According to sources, these meetings would focus on the ongoing disturbance on the Assam-Mizoram border, as well as the restoration of peace in the entire northeast.
Mr. Sarma, who has been in New Delhi since Saturday, was unable to meet Mr. Shah earlier because of a scheduling conflict. On Sunday, the Assam Chief Minister met one-on-one with the state’s BJP MPs, according to sources. Tensions between Mizoram and Assam over the border dispute heightened last month after six Assam police officers and one civilian were murdered in a ferocious fire battle between the two states on July 26.
However, in a joint statement, the two countries agreed to pursue the Centre’s plan of allowing neutral forces to monitor contested sections of the inter-state boundary in order to maintain peace.