Assam declares a three-day state of mourning to honour the deaths of two cops and a civilian in a border clash with Mizoram.

27th July,2021

Assam declares a three-day state of mourning to honour the deaths of two cops and a civilian in a border clash with Mizoram.



A three-day state mourning period beginning Tuesday has been declared in Assam to commemorate the deaths of five police officers and one civilian in a border clash with Mizoram the day before, according to a notification. The national flag will be flown at half-mast during this time, and there will be no public entertainment, according to an order issued by the General Administration Department.Union Home Minister Amit Shah has met with the chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Zoramthanga, to urge them to maintain peace along the disputed border and reach an amicable settlement.

On Tuesday, Sarma paid floral tributes to the five slain police officers in Silchar. "We are deeply saddened by the deaths of our brave @assampolice officers. I went to the Silchar SP office to pay floral tributes to the five martyrs and to honour their sacrifice "He tweeted about it.Earlier in the day, the chief minister paid a visit to the Silchar Medical College and Hospital, where he met with police officers injured in the attack.

"Visited SMCH to meet with injured officials and directed doctors to provide them with the best care possible. When asked to prioritise sending seriously injured personnel for higher level treatment via air ambulance, "Sarma stated in another tweet.

The chief minister is also expected to visit the inter-state border, where the situation is described as "tense but under control," according to officials.Earlier today, opposition parties Congress and TMC attacked the Centre over the border violence between Assam and Mizoram. Rahul Gandhi, the Congress leader, claimed that Union Home Minister Amit Shah "failed" the country by "sowing hatred and distrust" into people's lives, and that India is now reaping the "dreadful consequences." TMC leader Abhishek Banerjee, on the other hand, stated that such unrelenting incidents under the BJP's watch have paved the way for the death of democracy in India.