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Watch | Explainer: How and Why the Assam-Mizoram Border Dispute Escalated

On Monday, five Assam policemen and a civilian died in the clashes, while another succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday.

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The simmering tension between Assam and Mizoram ended up in a deadly clash barely 48 hours after Union home minister Amit Shah met chief ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma and Zoramthanga. On Monday, five Assam policemen and a civilian died in the clashes, while another succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday. The Wire‘s Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty explains what led to the escalation in the dispute.