What Triggered Assam-Mizoram Border Clashes: 5-Point Explainer

Assam-Mizoram Border Clash: Mizoram said the Assam Police crossed over at Kolasib, damaged vehicles on the National Highway and opened fire on the state police.

What Triggered Assam-Mizoram Border Clashes: 5-Point Explainer

Assam Mizoram border clashes: The border dispute between Assam and Mizoram escalated on Monday.

New Delhi: At least six Assam Police personnel were killed and 50 others were injured as Assam and Mizoram policemen allegedly fired at each other on Monday in a sudden escalation of a border dispute between the two states.

Here is your 5-point cheatsheet guide to the Assam-Mizoram clashes:

  1. The clashes stem from a land dispute between Assam and Mizoram over "improper demarcation of the state border". Two border notifications were issued during the British rule.

  2. Both Assam and Mizoram claim land on the border between Assam's Cachar and Mizoram's Kolasib district. Both states accuse each other of encroachment.

  3. Mizoram was earlier a part of Assam and was called "Lushai Hills". It became a Union Territory in 1972. Later, it became a state in 1987.

  4. Assam and Mizoram also have border disputes in Karimganj-Mamit and Hailakandi- Kolasib border.

  5. Mizoram, which shares a border with three states, also has a dispute with Tripura.