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Centre Working To Resolve Northeast State Border Issues: Nagaland Chief Minister

Nagaland Chief Minister stated Centre desires to resolve border points earlier than seventy fifth I-Day celebrations (File)


Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio on Tuesday knowledgeable the meeting that the central authorities is working to resolve all of the inter-state border points among the many northeastern states earlier than the celebrations of the seventy fifth yr of Independence.

Replying to queries from opposition MLAs Dr Chumben Murry and Imkong L Imchen, Mr Rio stated he had telephonic conservation along with his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma and mentioned the best way to defuse rigidity within the disputed space alongside the border and preserve peace there.

Mr Rio had on July 31 stated the 2 states signed an settlement to de-escalate rigidity in Ao Senden and Vikuto villages.

Each the governments withdrew their respective police outposts from the long-disputed border, he stated.

“We additionally determined to conduct satellite tv for pc mapping to test that no recent entries or actions occur in these areas,” he stated.

Mr Rio additionally highlighted that he and Mr Sarma had discussions on border points with Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah throughout the NEC assembly in Meghalaya’s Shillong final month.

“(Mr) Shah clearly said that earlier than the celebrations of the seventy fifth yr of Independence, all these inter-state border issues must be resolved,” he stated.

“We (Mr Rio and Mr Sarma) agreed {that a} Supreme Courtroom case, which remains to be pending, couldn’t resolve the border situation,” he stated.

Earlier, in a written reply to a query raised by MLA Dr Chumben Murry within the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton stated the Nagaland authorities has lately strengthened its manpower at Vikuto, Ao Senden and Tsutapela gate to counter makes an attempt by Assam to determine new border outposts.

The state administration is on alert and has ready to offset any transfer by Assam, he stated.

Mr Patton additionally stated it’s realized from the media experiences that the Assam authorities plans to arrange camps at strategic areas alongside the inter-state border, however there is no such thing as a official communication.

Citing the latest settlement between the 2 states, MLA Imkong L. Imchen stated the doc has not been made out there within the Home.

He additionally requested how the federal government needs to maintain the equipment on alert and has ready itself to counter any transfer by Assam. He additionally urged Speaker Sharingain Longkumer to permit dialogue on the border situation within the ongoing session of the meeting.

A dialogue on the Assam-Nagaland border has been listed on August 5.

Dr Chumben Murry alleged that the Nagaland authorities has turn into “complacent and informal” in direction of the border issues.

Dr Murry stated defusing rigidity within the border areas will not be sufficient however there must be efforts to construct rapport and create mutual understanding among the many residents there.

Observing that the Border Affairs division has not been given its due significance, he appealed to the federal government to be extra lively.

Assam and Nagaland share a 512.1 km lengthy border. The border dispute started quickly after Nagaland turned a state in 1963.

The Nagaland State Act of 1962 had outlined the state’s borders in response to a 1925 notification when Naga Hills and Tuensang space had been built-in into a brand new administrative unit. Nagaland, nonetheless, didn’t settle for the boundary delineation and demanded that the state also needs to have all Naga-dominated space in North Cachar and Nagaon districts of Assam.

Main clashes on the inter-state border came about a number of occasions since 1965.

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