Assam Orders Checking Of All Vehicles Entering From Mizoram

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Assam: All vehicles entering Assam from Mizoram will be checked for “illicit drugs”, the Assam government said in a notification. The decision comes days after six men of the Assam Police were killed in an unprecedented gunfight between the two police forces.

The statement follows an earlier advisory, also issued on Thursday, where the Assam government advised its people not to travel to Mizoram as any threat to their personal safety cannot be accepted.

While there has been no official reaction from the Mizoram government on the latest move by Assam, many social media users from the hill state have hit out claiming the move is intended for harassment of Mizoram residents who can access the rest of the country by road only through Assam.

The Assam-Mizoram border violence had started on Monday afternoon at the Inner Line Reserve Forest area of Cachar district. Later, each state had accused the local police of the other of intrusion and opening fire without provocation.

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