The Assam and Nagaland governments, in the presence of Union MoS for Home Kiren Rijiju, mutually agreed to resolve the border row amicably and to form a joint mechanism to work out a solution to the problem on Thursday. Rijiju said the Centre would extend all help to restore normalcy and resolve the issue.
Emerging from a 90-minute meeting held on the sidelines of the Northeast CMs’ meet held here, Assam CM Tarun Gogoi and his Nagaland counterpart T R Zeliang said both the states have agreed to resolve the issues by forming a joint mechanism.
They said the states would continue efforts to resolve the problems from the chief secretary level to the level of district deputy commissioners.
Addressing the media together, Gogoi and Zeliang termed as unfortunate the incident that led to loss of several lives on the interstate border last week.
They also claimed that a good beginning has been made to resolve the long-pending border imbroglio.
Eleven persons have been killed inside Assam allegedly by miscreants from Nagaland, while three protesters have died in police firing in Golaghat.
Gogoi said his first priority was to restore peace and tranquility and to send back the displaced people to their respective homes.
“We have scaled up efforts to instill confidence among the affected people,” he said. Meanwhile, Rijiju called for stern action against those indulging in rumour mongering and trying to add fuel to the fire in the already tense situation in Assam.