DIMAPUR, AUGUST 2: The Central Nagaland Students’ Association (CNSA), comprising 3 tribes ~ Ao (AKM), Lotha (LSU) and Sumi (SKK) ~ has appealed to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio to deploy ‘IRB and NAP battalion’ in border areas.
The Association issued a representation to the Chief Minister seeking the latter’s intervention on various issues concerning Assam-Nagaland border.
Its other appeals included sitting up of Village Guards and issuance of gun licenses to villagers living in the border areas “for safety and security of the people”; urgently expedite Foothill Road construction for safety; abrogate bilateral agreement of 1972 and 1979 with Assam Government immediately; create a separate Directorate for Department of Border Affairs with dedicated officer of an appropriate seniority/level; and include all MLAs from the border areas in the State and Inter State Boundary Committees.
“State Government failing to act in time will cause irreparable loss not only in terms of casualties to human but it will create refugees in our own land as Assam is desperate in dislodging Indigenous People of the State from our own land to accommodate refugees”, it stated.
(Page News Service)