Aizawl/Guwahati (zoramobserver.com): Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday urged his Mizoram counterpart to take measures to protect the businesses of traders from Assam from being allegedly vandalized in a Mizoram district.
Sonowal called Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla to discuss the alleged harassment faced by the traders from Assam in Lunglei district of the neighbouring state.
The Assam chief minister urged him to take measures for the safety and security of the traders from the state and protect their businesses from being vandalized, an official release said.
The Mizoram chief minister assured Sonowal of all possible help.
The Assam’s CM request to Mizoram CM came following a letter written by two Assam MPs M. Badruddin Ajmal and Sirajuddin Ajmal requesting the chief minister to intervene and stop harassment of non-Mizo traders in Mizoram.
The two MPs in their letter alleged that recently some members of Young Mizo Association (YMA) forcefully shut down several shops being run by non-Mizos at Mizoram’s south Lunglei town.
The affected traders were mainly from Assam and other states who were doing business there since long.
The two MPs in their letter also said that there is report that YMA is going to close more shops in phase manner with notice to non-Mizo people to quit Mizoram immediately, despite the fact that they have all the legal documents and rights to carry out business in Mizoram.