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Aghunaqa GBs question govt.’s silence on Assam-border row

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Accuses Assam-based media and its police of causing disturbances

Eastern Mirror Desk
Dimapur, Nov. 27: The gaun burras of Aghunaqa area have raised concern over the agitation that is currently prevailing in Aghunaqa area under Nuiland sub-division bordering Assam.
The Aghunaqa GB’s Union, in a press conference on Monday, told reporters that on Nov. 22, a mob numbering 60-70 people from Assam and a news channel from Assam reportedly burnt an effigy of the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi.
Aghunaqa GB’s Union through its president, Mughuavi Awomi further stated that along with DIG border of Assam and Nagaland, Superintendent of Police Border (Assam and Nagaland) and other designated officers gathered to come to a mutual understanding which ended successfully. But then the same news channel from Assam has said to have misinterpreted the situation stating that Nagas are “trying to occupy the land of Assam” and created “chaos and havoc” not just in Nagaland but also Assam for which Assam Agriculture Minister along with Members of parliament, BJP President and leaders from Golaghat, visited the tense area to further assess the situation.
It was also stated that on Nov. 10, the “peaceful atmosphere” in Luhezhe village under Aghunaqa area was disrupted when the Assam police and forest officials, without prior information, forcibly seized the village saw-mill and took away its furniture, shouting slogans in broad daylight.
Though the neutral forces have been supporting and patrolling the areas diligently as they have the authority, the main “disturbance is from the Assam media and police for interference,” it was mentioned.
The union has appealed to the Nagaland government to look into the matter at the earliest as no support has been provided from the state government thus far against the alleged harassment caused by the Assam government and police in the border areas. “The district administration has shown some concern and support but not from the state government,” it was stated.
They questioned what the state government was doing ‘for the disputes at the border since it has not spoken a word in this issue’.
It was informed that there are 5 Assam Police outposts but not a single Nagaland Police outpost in the area, and the only support is from the neutral forces. There are no polling stations as well on this side of the border compared to the Assam side where there is a polling booth in every village, it was learned.

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