Rs 50 Lakh for Families of Assam-Mizoram border clash martyrs

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has announced that all the families of the “martyred” Assam Police personnel will be given financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh each.

Sarma on Tuesday further announced that apart from the financial assistance to the families, one member from the families of the martyrs will be provided with a government job each. Apart from this, the persons who were injured in the clashes will be given financial support of Rs 1 Lakh each.

It may further be mentioned that Sarma said that satellite images have shown that roads are being constructed and forest areas were cleared for jhum cultivation by the Mizoram side. He added, “We will move the Supreme Court to ensure the protection of the forests.”

Sarma further added that the neighboring state will not be allowed to take even an inch of Assam’s land. “Here in Assam people have sacrificed their lives to save the boundary and we will continue to do so at any cost”, he added.

On Monday evening, at least five Assam Police personnel were allegedly killed in firing by the Mizoram Police during a clash related to a border dispute. Along with the deaths, more than 60 persons including the Superintendent of Cachar were reported to be injured during the clash.

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