Silchar, Oct. 6: The deputy commissioners of Cachar district in Assam and adjacent Kolosib district in Mizoram have drawn up a roadmap for settlement of border rows.
The meeting, held at the office of Cachar district deputy commissioner H.K. Deb Mahanta here yesterday, was also attended by Kolosib deputy commissioner Niharika Rai and the superintendents of police and forest officials of the two districts. Deb Mahanta and Rai decided to hold deputy commissioner-level parleys at least four times a year to solve the border imbroglio.
There have been differences of opinion relating to the use of a common map to redemarcate the boundary of the states. While Assam has been insisting on the map prepared in 1933, Mizoram wishes to use the one prepared in 1875 under the Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act, 1873.
To facilitate issuing of inner line permits to non-Mizo workers on a daily basis, the DCs decided to prepare a roster containing the names of at least 300 workers. They also discussed the demolition of a pillar, put up by Cachar district authorities at Lailapur as a border marker. by Mizoram Opposition party last month.
The additional DCs of the districts will meet in the last week of this month to sort out the deadlock.