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Encroachment at Merapani a State problem: AASU

By Correspondent

JORHAT, Oct 10 � �The encroachment of Assam�s land in Merapani by Nagas is not just a problem of the people of Merapani alone, rather it is the problem of the whole State,� AASU general secretary

Tapan Gogoi said at a press meet at Merapani after an AASU delegation visited

the inter-State disputed border area at upper Merapani and No 6 Kolajan in Golaghat district today.

He threatened that if the Assam government failed to not take action even after the proposed mass demonstration in front of Golaghat DC Office on October 13, a State-wide protest programme would be take up to stop encroachment in Assam�s land along the Assam-Nagaland border.

�The Nagas have established as many as 70 Naga villages in Assam land in the A, B, C and D sectors of Assam-Nagaland border. They also established three towns within the disputed areas, namely Joka, Homeland and Signboard,� stated Manoar Hussain, executive member of the central committee of AASU. He also alleged that preparation of establishing three Naga Subdivisions in Assam�s land is also going on in full swing under the patronage of the Nagaland government. These proposed subdivisions are Uriamghat, Haladhibari and Merapani.

Tapan Gogoi vehemently criticized the role of the Government of Assam and pointed out that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not even visit the disputed Assam-Nagaland border area in last 10 years. He also demanded appointment of border magistrates in each sectors of the disputed Assam-Nagaland border.

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Encroachment at Merapani a State problem: AASU

JORHAT, Oct 10 � �The encroachment of Assam�s land in Merapani by Nagas is not just a problem of the people of Merapani alone, rather it is the problem of the whole State,� AASU general secretary

Tapan Gogoi said at a press meet at Merapani after an AASU delegation visited

the inter-State disputed border area at upper Merapani and No 6 Kolajan in Golaghat district today.

He threatened that if the Assam government failed to not take action even after the proposed mass demonstration in front of Golaghat DC Office on October 13, a State-wide protest programme would be take up to stop encroachment in Assam�s land along the Assam-Nagaland border.

�The Nagas have established as many as 70 Naga villages in Assam land in the A, B, C and D sectors of Assam-Nagaland border. They also established three towns within the disputed areas, namely Joka, Homeland and Signboard,� stated Manoar Hussain, executive member of the central committee of AASU. He also alleged that preparation of establishing three Naga Subdivisions in Assam�s land is also going on in full swing under the patronage of the Nagaland government. These proposed subdivisions are Uriamghat, Haladhibari and Merapani.

Tapan Gogoi vehemently criticized the role of the Government of Assam and pointed out that Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi did not even visit the disputed Assam-Nagaland border area in last 10 years. He also demanded appointment of border magistrates in each sectors of the disputed Assam-Nagaland border.