Assam-Mizoram border row: How lives changed for villagers on both sides

Assam Mizoram villagers
Assam and Mizoram governments did not look much bothered about the villagers' livelihood aspect of the conflict | Image - Eunice Dhivya | All photos - Special Arrangement

Rintu Chakma’s momos were in great demand on either side of the Assam-Mizoram border.

The fast-food seller from Lailapur in Assam regularly supplied his famed steamed dumplings with chicken and vegetable stuffing to nearby Mizo villages and towns within the 10-km radius of his kitchen.

But that was before July 26 happened.

On that ill-fated day, Chakma said, he was ferrying injured people to the hospital on his motorcycle that he otherwise used to deliver fast food.

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