Border row put to status quo
DIMAPUR, NOVEMBER 19
AUTHORITIES of administrative jurisdictions in Assam and Nagaland at the border have decided to maintain status quo concerning the tensions that erupted between two villages from either side in May this year.
Border magistrates of Tuli sub-division in Mokokchung district in Nagaland and Nazira sub-division in Sivasagar district in Assam met Tuesday in Tzudikong town to deliberate on the fracas that led to assault of Naga villagers. Eviction or destruction of plantations was reported from both sides of the border. “The administrators of both sides thoroughly deliberated on the burning issues and resolved to maintain status quo in order to instill peace and tranquility between the two neighbors,” a press release received here today said.
The meeting also “adopted some extraordinary short and long term resolutions”, that is, initiating friendly soccer match to be played between the teams from both the affected sides in the border town at Nazira within this year. School children from border areas from both the areas would also visit each other on educational tours “on reciprocal basis to inculcate more brotherhood thus make them proactive in the process of ‘Love thy Neighbor,” the press release explained.