Hundreds of others fled to the landlocked state from Myanmar’s Chin State over the past few days following renewed clashes between pro-democratic supporters and the country’s military.
The blockade has been imposed in all three districts of Assam's Barak Valley -- Cachar, Karimganj and Hailakandi. They share a 164.6 km border with Mizoram.
The Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma, however, said the cases against six accused Mizoram officials and other miscreants would be pursued.
The Assam Police had issued summons to six Mizoram officials, including Kolasib District Magistrate and Superintendent of Police, in connection with the July 26 violence on the interstate border.
During the phone call, it was decided to resolve the border issue amicably through meaningful dialogue, Zoramthanga said.
The decision was made at a meeting, held between the chief secretaries of the two states, in Nagaland’s Dimapur town. There was a standoff going on between the police forces of the two states.
Zoramthanga also shared on Twitter a notification issued by his government, stating that there will be no restrictions on the movement of non-residents of Mizoram in Kolasib district.
While narrating the events leading to Monday’s violence that left five Assam police personnel dead and over 70 others injured, the Assam CM and his Mizoram counterpart played to their local galleries
Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma called up his Mizoram counterpart Zoramthanga and insisted on the maintenance of the status quo on the border.
In its letter to the CM on Monday, the Mizoram BJP unit said that the Centre was keen on solving the boundary disputes among the northeastern states.
Mizoram CM Zoramthanga, who also holds the Finance portfolio, said that the outbreak of COVID-19 has hit hard the state's economy.
The by-election to the Serchhip constituency in the Christian-majority state was scheduled to be held on April 17, a Saturday, and votes will be counted on May 2 which is a Sunday.
Speaking at the virtual meeting, in which US-based Mizo leaders also participated, Zoramthanga expressed solidarity with the people of Myanmar.
Every day, terrified Myanmarese people are struggling to cross over into Mizoram in search of shelter and protection, he said.
MNF spokesman Lena Jongte said Zoramthanga had received an invitation from Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan for swearing-in which will take place at the Raj Bhavan in Aizawl.