NEW DELHI, Sept 4 � Weeks after the clashes along the Assam-Nagaland border, Chief Minister of the State TR Zeliang, has urged the Centre to set up a Line of Control (LoC) along the disputed inter-State border to check fresh encroachments.
The Chief Minister of Nagaland on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh to brief them about the prevailing situation in the State.
The Chief Minister told newsmen that he has suggested to the Centre to put in place an LoC along Assam-Nagaland border, on the lines of India-Pakistan border, so that no new settlers can encroach on the disputed area.
The Assam-Nagaland border last month saw clashes that left over 10,000 people homeless and at least nine persons dead.
Meanwhile, the Union Home Minister on Thursday reviewed the situation arising out of the economic blockade called by the United Naga Council (UNC) with the Chief Minister of Nagaland.
Singh assured all Central assistance to the Government of Nagaland in ensuring peace in the area.
The Ministry of Home Affairs had issued an advisory on September 2 to the Government of Manipur to take all preventive measures to ensure that highways are kept free, national projects not disrupted and law and order maintained.
The Home Minister reviewed the situation yesterday and discussed preventive measures to alleviate hardship to the people of Manipur, with the State Governor VK Duggal and Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh.
The Government of India has called upon all concerned to help maintain a conducive atmosphere and desist from violence. The government has also called upon the Naga organisations to withdraw the economic blockade and the ban on national projects, which it said will cause serious inconvenience and hardship to the common people.
The Centre has underlined the need for a conducive atmosphere to exist for the Naga talks to take place.
Earlier, the Home Minister told newsmen that a Special Secretary has been rushed to Imphal to take stock of the situation arising out of the economic blockade.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister of Nagaland said that he was optimistic about the Naga peace talks, as a new interlocutor, RN Ravi, has taken over. �The Home Minister told me that he, too, was looking forward for a time-bound solution of the Naga problem,� he said.