by NEWSNER , 2021-08-06 09:55:32
The Assam administration has reversed a travel advisory that warned citizens not to travel to Mizoram in the midst of an ongoing inter-state border dispute that has cost the lives of six Assam Police personnel. On July 29, the Assam government issued a ban notification.
The earlier caution added, "Given the critical prevailing situation, the people of Assam are urged not to travel to Mizoram, and the personal safety of the people of Assam cannot be accepted."
It further stated that Assamese citizens who are in Mizoram for work purposes should take extreme vigilance.
The Assam government recently rescinded the July 29 travel advisory. The state administration issued a travel alert, advising residents not to visit Mizoram.
The achievement happened after representatives from the governments of Assam and Mizoram agreed to work together to resolve their border concerns. It was agreed to find a long-term solution to the century-old boundary dispute and to take steps to de-escalate tensions, such as resuming interstate motor traffic and keeping respective police units out of conflict zones.
"In light of the joint statement issued today by officials of the governments of Assam and Mizoram," the state administration declared, "the travel advisory dated July 29th is accordingly removed."
Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga praised the move and thanked the Assam government on Twitter.
Thank you, Government of Assam, wrote CM Zoramthanga. "Let #Peace return!"