Advisory against travelling to Mizoram issued by Assam

Advisory against travelling to Mizoram issued by Assam

In a first of its kind, the Assam government issued an advisory against travel to Mizoram on Thursday. The government in very clear words has advised not to travel to Mizoram and asked people working or staying there to “exercise utmost caution.”

The travel advisory was issued by Assam Home Secretary, MS Manivannan. He said that given the current situation, the people of Assam are asked not to travel to Mizoram as any threat to personal safety of people of Assam cannot be accepted.

Apparently, there had been many cases of violence in the border region between Assam and Mizoram. Recently, on July 26, there was a firing incident reported on police personnel as well as civilians in Cachar district where six policemen lost their lives. The advisory also mentions that “certain members of Mizo civil society, students and youth organisations are constantly issuing provocative statements against Assam and its people”.

The advisory also states that several civilians in Mizoram are deployed armed with automatic weapons at the border. It can be seen in a video footage released by the police. The Assam Home Department has also ordered to check all vehicles coming in from Mizoram. It claims that from Mizoram which borders Myanmar, a number of drugs are entering the state.

The Assam government released another notice that has directed the Deputy Commissioners of Kamrup Metro and Cachar, Guwahati Police Commissioner and Cachar Superintendent of Police to make sure that people staying at Mizoram Houses at Guwahati and Silchar are provided with all required safety.

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