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The Mizoram government on Wednesday permitted construction work to resume on the border with Assam, which has allegedly not stopped developments along the boundary despite an order from the Centre, PTI reported.

Mizoram claimed it has been building roads and bridges to link police posts and camps in border areas after a standoff with Assam in July, in which five Assam Police officers were killed after the dispute escalated.

Last week, the Assam Police had stopped a group of Mizoram residents from building a road in Cachar district along the border.

Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana during the State Boundary Committee meeting on Wednesday said that deputy commissioners of the districts of Kolasib and Mamit were asked to resume constructions along the border with Assam, PTI reported.

This followed after the Centre on November 5 asked the Assam and Mizoram governments to “maintain the status quo” on the disputed areas.

Three days later, the Mizoram Home Department asked Kolasib and Mamit districts to stop work along the border.

But Mizoram’s Joint Action Committee on Inner Line Reserve Forest Demand had on Monday described the central government order as “one-sided and biased” because Assam had allegedly continued constructions along the inter-state border, PTI reported.

Meanwhile, during the Mizoram State Boundary Committee meeting on Wednesday, Deputy Chief Minister Tawnluia…

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