GUWAHATI, Sept 8 - Observing that the inter-state border disputes in the Northeast was a �critical issue�, Home Minister Amit Shah today wondered why the matter could not be resolved when the differences along the international border with Bangladesh can be sorted out.
Speaking at the 68th plenary of the North Eastern Council, Shah said time has come for the NE states to rise above the differences and support each other. �We need to resolve these disputes and march ahead together,� he said, mentioning that he would take up the matter at the closed door session of security with the officials.
Insisting that the insurgency-related incidents in the region saw a drastic decline, the Home Minister said the doors of the government is still open for those who want to give up arms.
�To bring them to mainstream our hands and minds are open. But our zero tolerance policy towards violence will continue. With those who are playing into hands of foreign forces, we will deal differently,� he warned.