Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday attacked Union Home Minister Amit Shah over the violence on the Assam-Mizoram border, alleging that he has “failed” the country by “sowing hatred and distrust” into the lives of individuals and India is now reaping its “dreadful penalties”. According to officials, at least five Assam Police personnel were killed while defending the “constitutional boundary” of the state with Mizoram and greater than 60 folks injured, together with an SP, because the festering border dispute between the 2 northeastern states erupted right into a bloody battle on Monday.

“Heartfelt condolences to the households of those that’ve been killed. I hope the injured get better quickly,” Gandhi tweeted, tagging a purported video of the violence. “HM has failed the country yet again by sowing hatred and distrust into the lives of people. India is now reaping its dreadful consequences,” the previous Congress chief stated.

In an announcement on Monday, the Assam authorities alleged that the Mizoram Police opened fireplace on its officers and civilians from two dominating excessive options with automated weapons, together with gentle machine weapons (LMGs). However, Mizoram Home Minister Lalchamliana claimed that the state police responded “spontaneously by firing again” at Assam Police after its 200 personnel forcibly crossed an obligation put up manned by CRPF personnel and indulged in arson and firing and assaulted unarmed folks.

Later, Shah spoke to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga and urged them to make sure peace alongside the disputed border and discover an amicable settlement. Assam’s Barak Valley districts of Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi share a 164-km border with Mizoram’s three districts of Aizawl, Kolasib and Mamit.

Following a territorial dispute, there have been clashes alongside the inter-state border in August 2020 and February this yr.

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