Explained: Why North-East states are at loggerheads over border

Northeast, Assam, Mizoram, Nagaland, Tripura
Both Assam and Mizoram claim some portions of border areas as their own. | Image - Eunice Dhivya

The ongoing border dispute between Assam and Mizoram led to massive violence, leading to the death of at least five Assam police personnel on July 26. More than 60 people were injured, and as per the latest reports, the situation on the border is volatile.

So, the question is: Why are the two states in sparring mode? What are the issues? In fact, most North-East states are fighting over boundary issues. Here, we are replugging our Eighth Column article, which first appeared in October 2020,  an explainer, delving into the whole issue.

In case, you want to read the latest Eighth Column story, it's here.

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