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Assam-Nagaland border meet at Mkg

Confidence building meeting between Assam counterpart- Sivsagar, Jorhat and Mokokchung at DC Conference Hall on Friday.
Published on 11 Jun. 2011 12:58 AM IST
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A coordination meeting of DCs, SPs, border magistrates, DFOs and administrative officers of Mokokchung, Jorhat and Sivasagar was held at DC’s conference hall, Mokokchung June 10. The meeting was convened with the purpose of maintaining border peace and confidence building among the districts.
Welcoming the counterpart from Assam DC Mokokchung Lithrongla G Chishi said it was through the cordial relationship between the districts that a lot of situations could be averted without further escalation. “The reason that disturbs the status quo in the border areas is because population increases while the land remains the same,” Lithrongla was quoted as saying by DIPR.
Challenging members in the meeting, she said as administrators, all parties should help understand each other’s problems by bringing issues to a common platform so it could be solved through mutual understanding, enabling to maintain a peaceful atmosphere in the border areas and among the communities. DC Jorhat RC Jain also mentioned that it was important to have a good team comprising three districts so that whatever situations arose between people of three districts would not slip out of hand.
He also thanked his counterpart in Mokokchung for timely help and reactions at times whenever assistance was asked for. DC Sivasager Jatindra Lahkar, while mentioning the hardship faced by people living in border areas, maintained that people living in border areas were neglected in certain ways.
He, therefore, said it was the duty of all responsible in three districts to make sure that people living in border areas too enjoyed same facilities as those in other areas.
Lahkar also mentioned about proliferation of illegal arms and cases of vehicle theft in two districts about which request have been made to their counterpart in Nagaland for assistance and timely reaction when such reports of illegal activities was received from their side. With regard to this SP Mokokchung, Bendang Lemtor assured help and cooperation in every possible ways.
In the meeting it was also reported from Assam side that driving licenses were being randomly issued to people in Assam (some even minors) especially from districts of Mokokchung and Wokha for which authorities in the districts in Nagaland were asked to check the illegal issue of such licence. The meeting also decided that border magistrates of both sides to meet monthly to discuss and check encroachment and illegal; activities in the border areas.

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