Nagaland, Assam Chief Ministers to discuss border problems

Nagaland CM TR Zeliang said he will meet Assam CM Tarun Gogoi at Guwahati on August 21 to discuss the current problems in the border areas.

Nagaland, Assam Chief Ministers to discuss border problems
KOHIMA: Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Assam will meet to discuss border problems on August 21 next.

Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang said he will meet his Assam counterpart Tarun Gogoi at Guwahati on August 21 next to discuss the current problems in the border areas.

Nine persons were killed on August 12 allegedly by miscreants from Nagaland and nearly 10,000 people fled their homes in seven villages of Golaghat district on the Nagaland-Assam border triggering tension between the two states.

The Chief Minister while interacting with reporters on the sidelines of a programme in Dimapur yesterday expressed concern over the detention of nine security personnel of Parliamentary Secretary, Phaiwang Konyak by a mob of Adivasi people at Golaghat on August 15 last.

He blamed the Assam government of failing to control the mob, which has detained Naga people illegally.

"We call it wrongful detention," he said and revealed that he has already spoken to Gogoi soon after the incident took place and the latter assured to look into the matter and facilitate release of the detained personnel.
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He also said that even after 4 days, nothing has been done to release the detained Nagaland personnel, and state officials have been deployed to go to the spot and take stock of the situation.
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