Mizoram seeks centre’s interference to remove blockade by Assam

Mizoram’s administration asked the Centre to interfere in the border conflict with Assam on Wednesday, saying miscreants from Assam had removed railway rails and stopped National Highway (NH) 306, hampering transportation to the state.

In his statement, Home Secretary Pu Lalnunmawia Chuaungo asked the Centre to take the required steps to lift the blockage and allow commodities and travellers to return to Mizoram.

“Unknown miscreants from Assam have destroyed/removed railway tracks at Mohammedpur Railway Station and Ramnathpur Railway Station in Hailakandi district in Assam. With this, the only railway line connecting Bairabi Railway Station in Mizoram has been blocked,” said Lalbiaksangi. People on the Assam side have also stopped the Silchar-Aizawl stretch of NH-306 near Kabuganj in the Barak Valley.

He asserted that neither state agency or institution, nor the general public, has the authority to obstruct national highways and railway lines, therefore limiting the movement of people and commodities.

“It is requested that the government of India may intervene and instruct the Govt of Assam to take necessary action for the immediate removal of the blockade so as to ensure resumption of the movement of goods and passengers along the National Highway and Railway line,” he added.

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