Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio Says Centre Working To Resolve Northeast States’ Border Points

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

Nagaland Chief Minister mentioned 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 mentioned he had telephonic conservation together with his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma and mentioned how you can defuse stress within the disputed space alongside the border and preserve peace there.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Earlier, in a written reply to a query raised by MLA Dr Chumben Murry within the meeting, Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton mentioned the Nagaland authorities has just 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 mentioned.

Mr Patton additionally mentioned it’s discovered from the media experiences that the Assam authorities plans to arrange camps at strategic places 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 mentioned the doc has not been made obtainable within the Home.

He additionally requested how the federal government wishes 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 difficulty 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 mentioned defusing stress 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 based on 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 must also have all Naga-dominated space in North Cachar and Nagaon districts of Assam.

Main clashes on the inter-state border occurred a number of instances since 1965.

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