Kohima: Nagaland desires an amicable settlement of the lengthy standing inter-state border dispute with Assam and has entrusted its border affairs division to work out modalities for discussions with the federal government of the neighbouring state, an official mentioned on Tuesday.
The choice was taken in the course of the first assembly of the Nagaland Legislative Meeting (NLA) choose committee which was constituted in August to look at the border difficulty.
“The border dispute lies within the Supreme Courtroom however we (Nagaland) are for settlement of the problem exterior the courtroom,” advisor for Border affairs Mhathung Yanthan informed reporters after popping out of the assembly.
“We had discussions on the background and genesis of the issue to know your complete difficulty,” he mentioned in regards to the assembly.
Mr Yanthan mentioned that assorted options and opinions got by the members, who additionally pressured on the necessity to have common discussions earlier than assembly the Assam authorities for amicable settlement of the problem.
For this the border affairs division has been entrusted to work out the modalities to settle the border difficulty by having correct dialogue with the Assam authorities exterior the courtroom, he mentioned.
Committee co-convener, T R Zeliang, who can also be the chief of Naga Individuals’s Entrance (NPF), mentioned that the assembly deliberated on the previous failures in respect of an amicable settlement between the 2 states.
Prior to now, Assam authorities had relied on the courtroom, which can’t demarcate the boundary line between the 2 states, he mentioned.
Mr Zeliang mentioned Nagaland authorities has been making an attempt to settle the border dispute amicably with the involvement of the Ministry of House Affairs in 2014 and 2015 throughout his tenure as chief minister however the then Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi was not pleasant with the Nagas, he mentioned.
“Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has a pleasant relationship with Nagaland and in view of it we imagine that each the states can come collectively to debate the matter and settle it amicably,” he mentioned.
The ruling Democratic Alliance of Nagaland is a state stage coalition of political events of which BJP is a component. Mr Sarma is a very powerful chief of the saffron get together within the north east.
Mr Zeliang mentioned that the choose committee assembly in the course of the day determined that each the states ought to kind native our bodies composed of indigenous individuals within the border areas to take a seat collectively on the recommendation of the state governments.
The assembly, he mentioned, determined to suggest to herald a impartial particular person – both Union House Minister Amit Shah or Prime Minister Narendra Modi – to evaluation the previous interim agreements signed between Nagaland and Assam.
“The interim agreements had been one-sided and we hope to have a concrete resolution between the 2 states quickly,” Mr Zeliang added.
Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio is the convenor of the choose committee, whereas Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and Zeliang are its co-convenors. Nagaland ministers P Paiwang Konyak and Jacob Zhimomi, and NPF MLA Amenba Yaden apart from Mr Yanthan, are its members.
Rajya Sabha MP from Nagaland Ok G Kenye and Lok Sabha MP Tokheho Yepthomi are particular invitees and Commissioner Nagaland and secretary in-charge of border affairs, Rovilatuo Mor is the choose committee secretary.
The committee will submit its report back to the Meeting inside three months from the date of its formation, which is August 5.
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