DIPHU/DIMAPUR, March 1 � The indefinite economic blockade against Nagaland was lifted yesterday following assurances from the district administration of both Karbi Anglong and Dimapur districts to look into the border impasse.
The indefinite blockade against Nagaland in National Highway 39 and NH 36 since February 25 had been imposed by Karbi Students and Youth Council (KSYC), All Dimasa Students� Union (ADSU), All Assam Gurkha Students� Union (AAGSU), Karbi Unemployed Youth Association (KUYA), KSA, ADSU, AAGSU, Karbi Re-Awakening Organisation (KRAO) and United Students Union of Karbi Anglong (USUKA) in protest against the alleged encroachment of Assam�s territory by people from Nagaland side.
On Friday, the Karbi Anglong-based agitating organisations took a joint decision to lift the blockade against Nagaland after assurances were given by the administrations of both Karbi Anglong (Assam) and Dimapur (Nagaland) that appropriate steps will be initiated by Assam and Nagaland Governments to prevent alleged encroachment of Assam�s land by people of Nagaland side. Both the district administrations have also assured of maximum efforts in maintaining peace in the trouble-torn border areas of Assam and Nagaland.
Following the lifting of the blockade, hundreds of goods trucks carrying essential commodities started moving from Silonijan through National Highway 39 and from Dellai market through National Highway 36 towards Dimapur. The blockade also affected Manipur as these highways connect the State.
Two battalions of IRB and large number of police are being deployed in the Nagaland-Assam border near Dimapur since Wednesday. CrPC 144 was also promulgated by the concerned administration in the areas where the blockades were being enforced by the agitators.