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SC mediators hear opinions of States

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JORHAT, June 22 � The co-mediators appointed by the Supreme Court to resolve the contentious Assam-Nagaland border issue have heard the views and opinions from government officials and intelligentsia of both the States at a two-day joint meeting of Border Peace Coordination Committees (BPCC) on Friday and Saturday at Dimapur.

Along with members of BPCC, the Upper Assam Commissioner SI Hussain and Deputy Commissioners of Jorhat, Sivasagar and Golaghat district, expressed their opinions before the two co-mediators � Sriram Panchu and Niranjan Bhat. Both of them were senior advocates of Madras High Court and Gujarat High Court respectively during their appointment.

From Nagaland�s side, Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner Banuo Z Jamir and the Deputy Commissioners of Dimapur, Mokokchung, Mon, Wokha and Longleng districts and some other government officials concerned were present in the meeting.

It may be mentioned here that passing an interim order on a suit filed by Assam government against Nagaland in 1988, the Apex Court appointed the two co-mediators in 2010 to examine and try resolve the decades-long border problems between Assam and Nagaland though mediation.

Both the State governments are waiting for the Supreme Court�s decision for a permanent solution to the border problems which originated in 1962 while Nagaland was curved out of Assam for a separate State.

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SC mediators hear opinions of States

JORHAT, June 22 � The co-mediators appointed by the Supreme Court to resolve the contentious Assam-Nagaland border issue have heard the views and opinions from government officials and intelligentsia of both the States at a two-day joint meeting of Border Peace Coordination Committees (BPCC) on Friday and Saturday at Dimapur.

Along with members of BPCC, the Upper Assam Commissioner SI Hussain and Deputy Commissioners of Jorhat, Sivasagar and Golaghat district, expressed their opinions before the two co-mediators � Sriram Panchu and Niranjan Bhat. Both of them were senior advocates of Madras High Court and Gujarat High Court respectively during their appointment.

From Nagaland�s side, Additional Chief Secretary and Commissioner Banuo Z Jamir and the Deputy Commissioners of Dimapur, Mokokchung, Mon, Wokha and Longleng districts and some other government officials concerned were present in the meeting.

It may be mentioned here that passing an interim order on a suit filed by Assam government against Nagaland in 1988, the Apex Court appointed the two co-mediators in 2010 to examine and try resolve the decades-long border problems between Assam and Nagaland though mediation.

Both the State governments are waiting for the Supreme Court�s decision for a permanent solution to the border problems which originated in 1962 while Nagaland was curved out of Assam for a separate State.

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