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Protests galore over Muivah�s claim on Nagalim

By Correspondent

DERGAON, March 26 - Massive public protests following the sensational declaration of NSCN(I-M) general secretary Th Muivah on the Greater Nagalim issue was registered in Golaghat district.

As the district has been suffering a lot of harassment following the boundary dispute over the last few decades, the people of the district have come out to protest the proposed inclusion of the land of the district in Nagalim. The people here have demanded the Centre to make public the Framework Agreement signed between the NSCN(I-M) and the Centre on August 3, 2015.

Different leaders of several organisations, including individuals of the district are of the opinion that not a single inch of land of the district can be included in the proposed Nagalim of NSCN. The people of the district living along the inter-State border have been facing serious threat from the Naga miscreants since decades.

Very recently, Naga miscreants killed several people in �B� sector under Dhansiri sub-division on August 12, 2014 and no justice, as such, has been forthcoming till date. It may be recalled that two minor students, namely Philson Kujur and Ajoy Garh were abducted by Naga miscreants and till date no trace of the duo have been detected. Though cases No. 48/2014 and 51/2014 were registered in Uriumghat Police Station, the case was subsequently handed over to the CBI, though to no outcome.

Though boder residents have been leading miserable lives during the last 60 years, yet no practical steps have been taken by the Centre. Not surprisingly, both the Central and State governments have been indifferent over the issue as the subject is sub-judice, as a case was filed by the then Chief Minister of Assam, Prafulla Kumar Mahanta in 1988 against the Nagaland Government over the boundary dispute.

As such, if the proposed Framework Agreement comes into force, then along with Karbi Anglong, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar and Jorhat districts, a large amount of land will be included in Greater Nagalim. This will obviously lead to a serious law and order problem in the district.

The Doyang unit of AASU and AJYCP, including the president and secretary of the AASU, namely Bitopan Gogoi, Sanjib Sonowal and AJYCP�s Milan Gogoi and Biman Das alleged that a total of 62,000 hectares of Assam land has been allegedly encroached upon by Nagaland.

The Doyang unit of AASU also registered its protest at Merapani yesterday. In Golaghat too, the AASU unit registered its protest. The assistant general secretary of AASU, Manuar Hussain opined that the Centre should make the agreement public. He further said that AASU will never compromise on the issue of Assam�s territory. Reacting on the topic, noted educationist, film director as well as a resident of Golaghat, Dinesh Gogoi opined that the agreement will in all probability fuel mass public uprising. The agreement will never be accepted by the residents of Golaghat district, he emphasised.

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