GUWAHATI: Mizoram chief minister Zoramthanga on Friday once again reiterated from his twitter handle that ‘NorthEast India Will Always Be One” and shared an official order assuring that there will be ‘no restrictions’ and ‘no harm’ to non-Mizos travelling through the border district.
Zoramthanga’s twitter announcement has come a day after Assam government issued an unprecedented travel advisory to its residents against travelling to the neighbouring state and also advised people of Assam staying in Mizoram due to work related compulsion to exercise utmost caution.
Public Notice to all.#NorthEast India will always be #One @prag_newsAssam @DGPAssamPolice @BarakBulletin… https://t.co/p7kmXLaA5f— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) 1627632677000
The Mizoram CM after sharing this order as ‘notice to all’ underlined in his second tweet, “I still hope for an amicable solution to the #AssamMizoramBorderTension from the Central Government.”
I still hope for an amicable solution to the #AssamMizoramBorderTension from the Central Government.@narendramodi… https://t.co/M43gvqTQDa— Zoramthanga (@ZoramthangaCM) 1627641988000
His Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma later in the day clarified that the travel advisory issued by the state government was not a ban order on travelling to Mizoram.
"There is no curb on travel. We have advised people to think before going to Mizoram as civilians have arms in their hands and this will continue until the Mizoram government seizes the weapons,” he said.
The order issued by Kolasib district deputy commissioner Dr H Lalthlangliana also advised Mizo residents not to cause any disturbance and harm to non-locals within Kolasib district amid the inter-state border issue.
The deputy commissioner has given contact numbers of executive magistrate, sub-divisional police officer and deputy superintendent of police of Kolasib district for contacting in case of any problem faced or caused to non-residents of Mizoram.
Assam’s travel advisory says, “Given the critical prevailing situation, the people of Assam are advised not to travel to Mizoram as any threat to personal safety of people of Assam cannot be accepted.”
The unprecedented travel advisory of Assam government has come under some severe criticism. Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewal tweeted, “Most embarrassing day in the history of the country. When countrymen are unable to move from one state to another, do the chief minister and home minister have the right to stay in their posts.”