Top leaders of Mizoram Presbyterian Church, the largest denomination in the state on Monday urged the state government to take resolve border disputes with neighbouring states, an official statement said.
The leaders called on Chief Minister Zoramthanga and urged him to resolve the border dispute with neighbouring states and take measures for the inclusion of the Mizo language in the eighth schedule of the Indian constitution, the statement said.
Zoramthanga, on his part, assured the leaders that the matters would be taken up with concerned authorities and take necessary measures in this regard.
Mizoram shares about 325 km long inter-state borders with Assam, Manipur and Tripura.
Although Mizoram does not have much of a border issue with Tripura and Manipur, it has a long-standing boundary dispute with Assam.
The last border stand-off took place on June 5 when unidentified people torched two abandoned farms in the area claimed by both states, prompting both to register cases.
While Mizoram claimed that the areas fall under Kolasib district, the neighbouring state said it is within the Karimganj district.
No casualty was reported during the incident as the two houses have been abandoned since February.
While Assam blamed “miscreants from Mizoram”, Mizoram pointed the finger at “Bangladeshi immigrants who wanted to flare up the border dispute for political interest”.
Kolasib Superintendent of Police (SP) Vanlalfaka Ralte said on Monday that no one has been arrested in connection with the incident to date.
He said that the situation is now peaceful, and police officials of both states are also communicating with each other over the phone regularly.