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Reports Of Firing At Assam-Mizoram Border; Chief Ministers’ Twitter Fight

Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute: Mizoram Chief Minster Zoramthanga sought Home Minister Amit Shah's intervention, saying it "needs to be stopped right now".

By Rajesh Mishra 
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Fresh violence broke out at the disputed Assam-Mizoram border today — two days after Union home minister Amit Shah met all Chief Ministers of the northeast at Shillong. There were reports of firing from the border area — which lies over Assam’s Cachar district and Mizoram’s Kolasib district — and attacks on government vehicles.Mr Shah has dialled both Chief Ministers and asked them to resolve the border issue, to which they have agreed, reported news agency ANI quoting sources. The police forces from both states have returned from disputed site.

The Chief Ministers of both states clashed on Twitter, and tagged Union Home Minister Amit Shah in their posts.

Tweeting a video of the violence where people armed with sticks can be seen, Chief Minster Zoramthanga sought Mr Shah’s intervention, saying it “needs to be stopped right now.”

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