The Assam government on Tuesday announced a three-day state mourning from Tuesday to condole the death of five policemen and one civilian in a border clash with Mizoram on the previous day.
According to the order issued by the General Administration Department, during this period the national flag will fly at half-mast and there will be no public entertainment.
On Monday, at least six persons were killed in the Assam-Mizoram border clash and 60 others, including an SP injured.
CM Himanta Biswa Sarma paid floral tributes to the five slain policemen at Silchar on Tuesday.
“We are deeply anguished by the loss of lives of our brave @assam police personnel. I visited Silchar SP office and paid floral tributes to the five martyrs and salute their sacrifice,” he tweeted.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah has spoken to the chief ministers of Assam and Mizoram, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Zoramthanga respectively, and urged them to ensure peace along the disputed border and find an amicable settlement.