Assam-Mizoram Boarder Dispute: Home Minister Has ‘Failed’ Country, Says Rahul

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the violence at the Assam-Mizoram border

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the violence at the Assam-Mizoram border, alleging that he has "failed" the country by "sowing hatred and distrust" into the lives of people and India is now reaping its "dreadful consequences".

Rahul Gandhi’s comments came after at least five cops were killed and more than 60 personnel, including an SP, was injured while defending the “constitutional boundary” of the state with Mizoram.

Congress leader took to his Twitter handle and wrote: “Heartfelt condolences to the families of those who’ve been killed. I hope the injured recover soon. HM has failed the country yet again by sowing hatred and distrust into the lives of people. India is now reaping its dreadful consequences.”

In a statement on Monday, the Assam government alleged that the Mizoram Police opened fire on its officials and civilians from two dominating high features with automatic weapons, including light machine guns (LMGs).

However, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana claimed that the state police responded

"spontaneously by firing back" at Assam Police after its 200 personnel forcibly crossed a duty post manned by CRPF personnel and indulged in arson and firing and assaulted unarmed people.

The conflict came merely 48 hours after Shah held a closed-door meeting with the chief ministers, chief secretaries, and police chiefs of eight northeastern states and highlighted the need to resolve lingering border disputes.

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