After the bloody border clash between Assam and Mizoram, Assam to move Supreme Court for forest protection.
Himanta Biswa Sharma said on Tuesday that the Assam government will move to the Supreme Court seeking protection of Inner line Reserve from destruction and encroachment. Chief Minister stated a day after the border clash with Mizoram where five police personnel had lost their lives.
“We will move to the Supreme Court to ensure that the forests are protected,” he said in a press conference held in Silchar today.
He also stated that satellite images have shown that roads are being constructed and forests cleared for jhum cultivation which cannot be allowed.
However, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma on Tuesday tweeted a purported video of Mizoram Police and criticized their behavior.
In the video, the Mizoram police personnel were seen relaxing while one is smoking in the background. He wrote, “Look at this video how to know personnel of Mizoram Police acted and escalated the issue,” the Chief Minister tweeted, calling it sad and horrific”.
The five Assam police personnel who died in the incident are Sub-Inspector Swapan Roy, constables Liton Suklabaidya, N. Hussian, MH Barbhuyia, and S Barbhuiya.
The Chief Minister said that “People have sacrificed their lives but the boundary has been protected which we will continue to do at any cost”.
The Assam Government will deploy three commando battalions in Cachar, Karimganj, and Hailakandi districts bordering the neighboring state Mizoram to strengthen security.