Assam-Nagaland Border Row: Economic Blockade Suspended

As a goodwill gesture the ecomomic blockade imposed by various organizations has been lifted for 36 hours from 6 am of Wednesday.

According to reports, several organization leaders have decided to withdraw the agitation in view of the deputy commissioner and SP level meeting of Jorhat and Mokokchung districts scheduled to be held today in Jorhat.

Earlier, the economic blockade against Nagaland at the New Sonowal BOP near the Assam-Nagaland border on Mariani-Mokokchung Road since November 15 was imposed.

DC Level Meeting on Nov 25 as Tension Running High Along Assam-Nagaland Border

Tension along the border between Nagaland and Assam continue to rise as several Assam organizations continued to impose a total blockade on the vital Mariani (Assam)-Mokokchung (Nagaland) road in Jorhat district since November 15.

Meanwhile, Nagaland MLA and advisor Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan told Hindustan Times that it was a law and order issue, and the deputy commissioners (DCs) of Mokokchung and Jorhat were in contact, trying to manage the situation.

“As of now, the situation is under control,” he said. The legislator added that there was not much the state governments could do as the border issue between the two states was pending in the Supreme Court.

Mokokchung DC Limawabang Jamir said although no untoward incidents were reported, the public were getting restive due to the economic blockade and authorities were apprehensive that the situation may flare up if the indefinite blockade continued.

The DC said he was in touch with his Jorhat counterpart and there will be a DC/SP level meeting on November 25 in Jorhat to discuss the issue.

“I have spoken to DC Jorhat this morning telephonically, requesting her to intervene and convince the blockade enforcers to call off the indefinite blockade. She (DC Jorhat) assured that she will discuss with the organisations,” HT quoted Jamir as saying.

Assam Rifles Recover Cache Of Ammunition In Kohima District

Guwahati: As part of the ongoing crackdown by Assam Rifles on insurgent groups operating in Nagaland, a huge cache of ammunition was recovered near Chedima Village in Kohima District of Nagaland on Jul 10.

Based on specific intelligence regarding a large cache of arms and ammunition, the troops launched an operation in the area.  During the detailed search, the troops unearthed a large cache of ammunition.   These included three 60 mm Mortar bombs, two M-60 Anti-Tank Rifle Grenades, 390 rounds of 7.62 mm Sniper,109 live rounds of 7.62 mm AK-47, 51 rounds of 7.62 mm Pistol, three Kgs of PEK (explosive) and one AK-47 magazine.

The recovered items have been handed over to North Police Station, Kohima for further investigations.

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