Led by K Liantlinga, the party's MLA from Aizawl South-I, some activists of ZNP youth wing demolished the pillar around 2:30 am, sources said.
" The ZNP will not allow the Assam government to erect a border pillar or have activities inside our territory. I hope that the people of Mizoram support our move," Liantlinga told reporters. Liantlinga said the present imbroglio is a result of negligence of the governments of Mizoram about the border dispute.
About 30 youth activists of the ruling Congress party, led by Pradesh Youth Congress president C Lalawmpuii, also rushed to the site from Aizawl last night, but found the pillar demolished before they reached the spot.
The Congress youth activists, however, conducted a short meeting at the site where their president delivered a short speech. She said Mizoram government is not willing to lose an inch of land to any other state.