Nagalim Decide to Jointly Fight Illegal Migrants
Assam and Nagalim have decided to fight the problem of illegal migrants and strive to reduce tension in areas where the two states have had long standing border disputes. The decision was taken by officials from the two states at a meeting that took place recently at Numaligrah in Assam. The Nagalim team was represented by additional chief secretary and commissioner TN Mannen while Assam was represented by Upper Assam division commissioner. The officials resolved to share information on movement of suspected Bangladeshi nationals and formation of peace committees in Disputed Area Belt (DAB) that would have members from both states. Although the meeting witnessed heated arguments over the proposal of setting up of a Nagalim Armed Police (NAP) post in Longleng district, the states agreed for a joint field team, comprising DIG and border magistates, to look into any complaint of voilation of interim agreements on protracted border disputes, sources said. The officials also resolved to hold future meetings on border disputes at field level and include cultural exchange programmes during the meets. The protracted border disputes had so far remained unsettled with Assam seeking court settlement and Nagalim urging for an out of court solution.