Mar 21, 2007

Nagalim: Border Dispute Settlement Progress

The differences over boundaries between the Nagas and Assam people have been resolved through allowing tribal leaders to partake in the settlement process.
Below is an article published by The Morung Express;

In what can be termed as a novice initiative of settling border dispute between the two sister states of Assam and Nagaland, both sides have agreed to allow the tribal bodies to partake in the boundary commission meeting and help resolve the dispute. Nagaland Commissioner, TN Mannen after having a consultative meeting with the tribal hohos at the Zonal Council Hall, Kohima said that not only the government representatives, but also the people representatives of both the states will be allowed to take part in committee discussion.

The chairman of the local boundary commission has agreed to this idea of letting people partake in the committee meeting, said the Commissioner. This will help people to understand the nature of dispute and resolve it amicably.  Tribal hohos from Mon, Mokokchung, Wokha, Dimapur and Kohima attended today’s meeting. Mannen termed the initiatives as the ‘healthy kind of thing’. The local Boundary Commission for Assam and Nagaland is likely to meet in the first part of May.