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Tripura CM for dialogue to end Assam-Nagalnd border violence

PTI 21 Aug 2014, 17:01:46 PM IST
Guwahati: Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar today said the only way to end the ongoing ‘disturbances' along the Assam-Nagaland border was to find an amicable solution through dialogue between the chief ministers of the two states.

“I believe the only solution can be provided by amicable discussions by chief ministers of both the states with the help and cooperation of the union home ministry,” Sarkar told reporters.

The Assam and Nagaland chief ministers should persuade their people to think in a proper manner and sort out the differences, he said at the sidelines of North Eastern Chief Minister's conference, organised here by the Union Ministry of DoNER and Assam government.

“It (the violence on the Assam-Nagaland border) is not a very happy development. It is matter of concern for all of us. Why should the people of the two states quarrel?  Sarkar said “The presence of central force may be helpful in this regard. So presence of central force and effective intervention and management is needed from their (Centre's) side.”

Altogether nine persons were killed and many injured in firing and arson by miscreants from Nagaland in Uriamghat area of Golaghat district on August 12.  Over 200 houses were set ablaze and more than 10,000 people fled from their homes and took shelter in 12 relief camps.