North East MP’s Forum (NEMPF) has appealed to Assam and Mizoram governments to adopt conciliatory steps to ensure peace and tranquility along the border.
In a statement issued on Friday, Forum’s Chairman Kiren Rijiju and Secretary General Vincent H Pala said, “At this crucial juncture, on behalf of the Members of Parliament from the North East we appeal to both the parties and governments to adopt conciliatory steps to ensure peace and tranquility along the border.”
The statement also said that the recent development on the Assam-Mizoram border has been a cause of great anguish and regret to the people of North East.
“The loss of life and injury on both sides is a shocking and regrettable consequence, and we wish to extend our condolences to the affected families,” it said.
Asserting the need to seize the right lessons from the unfortunate occurrence – violence and hostility only lead to loss, the Forum said “Thus, it is our solemn and earnest appeal to both the states to come together with the honest aim of resolving this long pending border dispute.”
“We believe that for this resolution to be fruitful the amicable participation of all stakeholders is crucial and we look forward to seeing the restoration of cordial and harmonious neighbourly relations between the two states,” it added.