Assam govt takes strong step against border encroachment, says CM's Political Secretary

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Amid the border tensions between Assam and Mizoram, the Political Secretary to Assam Chief Minister Jayanta Baruah on July 30 said that for the first time since 2000 Assam government has taken a strong step against encroachment at the border.

“Encroachment has been happening since 2000 but nobody retaliated. This is the first time Assam Govt has taken a strong step. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has taken strong steps against drug and cattle smuggling via the Assam-Mizoram border. Champhai in Mizoram is the main hub of drug mafias and cattle smugglers. There is an illegal smuggling route from Myanmar, Mizoram via Assam to Haryana and Punjab. There is a big relation between drug smuggling and this issue,” said Baruah.