Kachurthal village of Hailakandi district in Assam has been witnessing unrest since February 27, when activists of MZP, an influencial Mizo students’ body crossed over to Assam and allegedly constructed illegal structures while setting ablaze residential houses in the area.
The situation turned violent when Assam Police personnel demolished the structure’s built by the students’ body and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the protestors.
The Union Home Ministry has intervened into the ongoing crisis to settle the border row between the states amicably. The chief secretaries of Assam and Mizoram have been asked to meet on March 20 to work out a resolution of the problem arising out of a long standing inter-state border dispute. The situation meanwhile is under control now.