Sinlung /
30 January 2013

PM Acknowledges Mizo CM's Case

Aizawl, Jan 30 : Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh has acknowledged Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla's letter sent to him regarding interstate boundary issues in the Northeast region, official sources here said.

Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla had in November last year sent a letter to Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh, requesting him to take necessary steps to settle the boundary disputes among Northeastern states.

Lal Thanhawla in his letter mentioned that when any new state was born from Assam, its boundary was not settled instantly, resulting to a dispute over the interstate boundary till today.

He asked the Prime Minister that in order to bring progress and development that may reache each and everyone North Eastern state, the Central government may take steps boldly, and to settle the boundary disputes immediately without any partiality.

It can be mentioned here that the border disputes among the North Eastern states have been, to some extent, responsible for creating differences between two groups of people across the borders or misunderstanding between two neighbouring governments or even to the degree of exchanging of fire between security forces of the two neighbouring states.

Border disputes between Assam and Nagaland, Meghalaya and Assam, Manipur and Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, and Mizoram and Assam.

Manipur and Nagaland border dispute at Jessami in Ukhrul district is yet to be solved.

Clashes of villagers from both the sides have been happening from time to time.

The latest of violent incident in the Nagaland-Manipur border occurred as recent as a month ago.

The Nagaland-Assam border dispute at Merapani area has been a cause for worry.

Burning of houses and even killings have been occurring occasionally with no solution in sight.

Meghalaya-Assam border dispute at Langpih is the subject of a long-running dispute between the Meghalaya and Assam state governments.


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