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Mizoram urges Assam to let stranded vehicles enter state

Guwahati, August 3 (UNI): The Mizoram government has requested Assam to make arrangements for the vehicles stranded in Assam to enter Mizoram.

Mizoram Home Secretary Vanlalngaihsaka wrote to his counterpart in Assam requesting to make arrangements for stranded vehicles to enter the state.

The Mizoram home secretary assured of safety of the drivers, passengers and the vehicles in Mizoram.

“Home Secretary, Mizoram writes to his counterpart in Assam to make arrangements for stranded vehicles to enter Mizoram, giving assurance to safety of drivers, passengers and vehicles within Mizoram.”

The vehicles bound for Mizoram have been stranded on National Highway-306 at Lailapur on the Assam side since July 26 due to the tension in the border areas.

Mizoram health minister Dr R Lalthangliana on Monday wrote a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union health minister Mansuk Mandavya seeking their interventions to lift the alleged blockade in Assam and prevent imminent health crisis in the state.

Lalthangliana in his letter alleged that consignments of medical supplies, including Covid-19 test kits, are prevented from entering Mizoram state due to the imposition of the blockade in the Barak Valley region in Assam.

Meanwhile, in order to de-escalate the tensions along the inter-state border, Assam and Mizoram have agreed to sit for a ministerial level discussion on the border issue on August 5.

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