NEW DELHI, April 29 � At least three BJP MPs have called for Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh�s intervention, claiming that violence may break out any time along the Assam-Nagaland border.
State BJP MPs Ram Prasad Sharma, Rameswar Teli and Kamakhya Prasad Tasa in a letter to Singh, stated that simmering tension is continuing in the border areas at Mariani and other places in Jorhat and Golaghat districts bordering Nagaland.
Since last week there has been serious tension in Mariani area of Jorhat district on the Nagaland border, which is likely to escalate if timely action is not taken, the MPs pleaded.
Anti-social elements have been instigating violence, killing and robbery, which has threatened peace and tranquillity in the area.
The inter-state border between Assam and Nagaland has taken a toll on human lives in the recent past, besides loss of property, crops and cattle.
In Golaghat district bordering Nagaland, hundreds of armed insurgents from Nagaland killed dozens of people and looted and burnt down property worth crores of rupees and encroached on properties after throwing out the owners, the MPs said.
Unless the Government of India intervenes to maintain peace on the border, violence may recur in the area, cautioned the three BJP MPs.