Assam-Mizoram border row: Chief ministerial-level talks in Delhi on September 19

Assam-Mizoram border row: Chief ministerial-level talks in Delhi on September 19

GUWAHATI: Dialogue over resolving border points between Assam and Mizoram have gained momentum.

A second spherical of chief ministerial-level talks between the 2 states is reportedly slated to be held on September 19 in New Delhi.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga will head the delegations from their respective states in the course of the talks on September 19.

Notably, chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram had earlier agreed to carry talks in September.

Assam and Mizoram share a 164.6-km-long inter-state border.

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Border dispute between Assam and Mizoram have been occurring since 1987—the yr when Mizoram attained full statehood.

The decades-old boundary dispute between Mizoram and Assam primarily stemmed from two colonial demarcations in 1875 and 1933.

Whereas Mizoram accepted the demarcation below the Bengal Jap Frontier Regulation (BERF) notified in 1875, which covers huge stretches of space now falling below Assam, as its precise boundary, the Assam authorities mentioned that the demarcations made below the 1933 notification was its structure boundary.