Peace meet held to mend troubled relations between Assam, Nagaland

March 26th, 2011 - 4:43 pm ICT by ANI  

Guwahati, Mar 26 (ANI): In a bid to end the conflict that has erupted as a result of boundary disputes between Assam and Nagaland, representatives of both sides recently organized a peace meet in the region.

The Ao Naga Hoho initiated a peace meet at the Tzuremmen village in Mokokchung District of Nagaland to bring to an end troubles at Assam-Nagaland border.

Organized under the banner of Naga-Assam Peace and Confidence Building Meet, the conference were attended by intellectuals, bureaucrats, academicians, village leaders, youth leaders and social activists from both sides.

During the conferene, the Border Peace Coordination Committee adopted certain resolutions like respecting the brotherly relationship between the people of the two states for promoting co-existence, resolving of any issue or differences between the two sides through indigenous methods without government intervention based on mutual respect, setting up of culture and sports school on both sides, encouraging marriages between both sides.

“It is a great initiative by the Naga Ao Hoho to bring peace in the displayed border areas,” said Girin Phukon, Director, Tai Studies and Research Institute.

“The main resolution is that Assamese and Nagas have to live together so as a friend and a neighbor. They need to maintain mutual relationship between understand respective the ties that is 100 years, added Dr. Lanusashi, Professor Nagaland University.Most of the speakers from both sides have strongly stressed on re-establishing the good relationship that existed during the 600 years rule of Ahom Dynasty between the two states.

” We should popularize that part of history where the pre history where the friendship was highest. I think we have had history of everything so we show focus on it,” Jayanta Goswami, lecturer and writer from Assam.The dispute has its genesis in Nagaland’s claim that 1200 square km area in Assam belonged to Nagas before British occupation. Over the years it has led to several clashes.

Currently both state and centre are trying their level best to resolve the issue through a dialogue. In recent years people of both sides have also made efforts to promote the friendship through organizing sports, seminars and cultural events. (ANI)

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