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Meet on Assam-Nagaland border issue

By Correspondent

JORHAT, June 7 � A bilateral meet on the issue of the disputed Assam-Nagaland border areas will be held on June 10 at Mukokchang among the district administration authorities, top police officials and the forest department officials of both Jorhat and Mukokchang districts.

At the meeting, the Jorhat district administration is supposed to inform about the latest encroachment and illegal constructions by the Nagas inside the disputed Assam-Nagaland border. The officials of the district administrations of both the districts will discuss the perpetual border-related problems, particularly in the reserve forest land of the bordering areas of Jorhat district.

Though this kind of bilateral talks were organized time to time earlier and the officials of both the states had visited the inter-state border, no permanent solution has been derived as yet. The decision of maintaining status quo in the inter-state border areas has in fact ruined Assam rather than its neighbouring state Nagaland. The decision of such meetings is abided by Assam only. On the contrary, Nagaland has been carrying on encroachment in the three reserve forests of the Assam land since 2009. A delegation of high-level forest department officials visited the encroached areas inside the three reserve forest of Jorhat district, namely, Dissoi, Dissoi Valley and Tiru Hills and submitted a report to Jorhat Deputy Commissioner recently. Jorhat DC is supposed to present this report at the meet at Mokakchung on June 10, sources revealed.

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