LoC-like situation, police pointing guns at each other – footage from Assam-Mizoram border


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Mizoram police station in Kulichera on the Assam-Mizoram border | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint

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Silchar (Assam): It is raining heavily and the stretch to Kulichera, another major flashpoint between the two states, where the border outposts of Assam Police and Mizoram Police are located, is covered in mud.

The two posts, barely 50m apart, are separated by a nullah, and it is a situation similar to that of a LoC – police officers eye to eye, with automatic weapons pointed at each other .

A rickety bamboo bridge connects the two posts and all staff have been ordered not to leave posts unattended at any time.

On this frontier that looks like a battle front, tensions between the two states have been simmering for nearly a year. It is in Kulichera, on the Assam-Mizoram border, that the two states claim a five-kilometer stretch of land.

It all started last year in November, when Mizoram disbelievers allegedly bombed a lower primary school, built by the Assam government in 2009, claiming it was built on their land. Then, on July 8, Assam started building a pucca road in the area, leading to the school, claiming the area as their territory, which Mizoram opposed and built a new post in front of the school. .

Indeed, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel deployed in the area anticipated an outbreak at this border and alerted the Interior Ministry just a week before the July 26 clash at the Varaingte-Lailapur border.

ThePrint photo editor Praveen Jain brings you images from another sensitive border area of ​​Assam-Mizoram.

The Mizoram police station (left) and the Assam border post in Kulichera are separated only by a nullah |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
The Mizoram police station (left) and the Assam border post in Kulichera are separated only by a nullah | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
Assam police personnel at their border post in Kulichera |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
Assam police personnel at their border post in Kulichera | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
Mizoram police officer keeps watch over Assam post |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
Mizoram Police Personnel Monitor Assam Post | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
CRPF Jawans heading for the Mizoram border post in Kulichera |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
CRPF jaws move towards Mizoram border post in Kulichera | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
Mizoram police keep tabs on Assam post |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
Mizoram Police Personnel Monitor Assam Post | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
CRPF jawan communicates with Mizoram police by cell phone at Kulichera station |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
CRPF Jaws Communicate with Mizoram Police by Phone at Kulichera Station | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
CRPF Jawan supervisor at Kulichera station |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
Jawjans of the CRPF at the post of Kulichera | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
Mizoram Jawan monitors Assam police movements |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
Mizoram Police Personnel Monitor Movements of Assam Police Force | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
A view of the Assam police camp in Kulechara |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
A view of the Assam police camp in Kulichera | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
A view of the Mizoram police camp in Kulechara |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
A view of the Mizoram police camp in Kulichera | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
Mizoram policeman inspects his rifle |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
Mizoram Police Officer inspecting his rifle | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint
Another Assam Personal post in Kulechra |  Photo: Praveen Jain |  The imprint
Another Assam Police Staff Post in Kulichera | Photo: Praveen Jain | The imprint

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