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SC verdict will not be acceptable: UNTABA

By Correspondent

DIMAPUR, May 30 - United Naga Tribes Association of Border Areas (UNTABA) has said any likely judgments or outcome on the litigation process undergoing in the Supreme Court regarding the Assam-Nagaland border issue �shall not be accepted by the people of Nagaland.�

In a press release, UNTABA president Hukavi Yeputhomi and general secretary Imsungmongba Pongen said this in reference to the long-pending case of 1988 filed by the then AGP Government of Assam for arbitration of inter-State boundary between Nagaland and Assam.

UNTABA maintained that arbitration for determination on inter-State boundary between the States is �unconstitutional because as per the Constitutional provisions of Articles 3 & 4 of the Constitution of India, only the Parliament can undertake such power and it is clearly defined in the Points No 12 & 13 of the �16 Point Agreement� of 1960 between the people of Nagaland and Government of India.�

It added that the Naga people �strongly believe on the political wisdom of negotiation based on the historical basis of accepting the facts of history when it comes to the determination of Nagaland.�

UNTABA further said the boundary issue is �same with the Naga political issue; one cannot be settled without the other because they are interlinked.� UNTABA also said it will be conducting a �Naga Peoples� Dialogue � II� on the land and boundary issue between Nagaland and Assam some time in later part of June or first week of July next.

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SC verdict will not be acceptable: UNTABA

DIMAPUR, May 30 - United Naga Tribes Association of Border Areas (UNTABA) has said any likely judgments or outcome on the litigation process undergoing in the Supreme Court regarding the Assam-Nagaland border issue �shall not be accepted by the people of Nagaland.�

In a press release, UNTABA president Hukavi Yeputhomi and general secretary Imsungmongba Pongen said this in reference to the long-pending case of 1988 filed by the then AGP Government of Assam for arbitration of inter-State boundary between Nagaland and Assam.

UNTABA maintained that arbitration for determination on inter-State boundary between the States is �unconstitutional because as per the Constitutional provisions of Articles 3 & 4 of the Constitution of India, only the Parliament can undertake such power and it is clearly defined in the Points No 12 & 13 of the �16 Point Agreement� of 1960 between the people of Nagaland and Government of India.�

It added that the Naga people �strongly believe on the political wisdom of negotiation based on the historical basis of accepting the facts of history when it comes to the determination of Nagaland.�

UNTABA further said the boundary issue is �same with the Naga political issue; one cannot be settled without the other because they are interlinked.� UNTABA also said it will be conducting a �Naga Peoples� Dialogue � II� on the land and boundary issue between Nagaland and Assam some time in later part of June or first week of July next.