November 12, 2020

Assam-Mizoram Border issue remains to be Active! Does GoI care about this? An Exclusive Interview with Sushmita Dev

"It was really shocking to witness Mizo civilians carrying guns in their hands in the broad daylight," says Sushmita Dev

Silchar: Amid the longstanding unrest at the border areas of Mizoram Assam in Cachar, the All India Mahila Congress President Sushmita Dev expressing her concern demanded an immediate solution to the issue.

She also claimed that the people in her district are fearful; hence, appealed before the Government of India along with both state governments (Assam and Mizoram) should solve this border issue as soon as possible.

Looking into the situation, Midage also contacted Sushmita Dev over the phone recently.

In an exclusive interview with Midage, Sushmita claimed that despite both the State Governments going into a dialog there has been no solution in this case.

“Government of India has intervened into the matter, but to what extent? We don’t know!” asked Sushmita.

She further narrates, “It was really shocking to witness Mizo civilians carrying guns in their hands in the broad daylight in front of the Mizoram police, and the Government agency didn’t react!”

On being asked about her reaction on whether there is any nexus between arms smugglers and civilians in the area? She said, “I cannot speculate on smuggling activities of arms or if there is any nexus or not. But, the question is if civilians are carrying weapons in front of the police, what does this signify?”

“See, I am not here to describe which border areas are disturbed and which are not, but, a government agency remains quiet and doesn’t bother to react on the above-stated issue is indeed questionable,” Sushmita emphasized.

She further claimed that the matter needs a political lookout, as it cannot be a solution at the officer's level. "Administration beyond a certain point cannot do anything. Both the State Governments with the help of the Government of India must solve this problem," Sushmita suggested.

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