Friday, June 21, 2024
spot_img

Assam objects to Naga supra state body

Date:

Share post:

spot_img
spot_img

GUWAHATI: After Manipur, Assam government has decided to raise objection to the Centre’s reported suggestion of granting ‘supra state body’ status to the Nagas settled across the northeastern region.

“The Assam government will take no steps which will affect the state’s geographical boundary,” government spokesman and minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told reporters here on Friday.

“Some of Assam’s areas were under the occupation of Nagaland,” he said. The border dispute between Assam and Nagaland has been continuing for decades. “There are no Naga areas in Assam and only some Zeme Nagas in the North Cachhar Hills district. The few Nagas who stay in other parts of the state are ‘encroachers’ and not inhabitants,” Sarma said.

Zeme Naga community is one of the three sub-groups of the Zeliangrong tribe. The government would not take any step that might affect the hopes and aspirations of the people of Assam, Sarma said. (PTI)

spot_img
spot_img

Related articles

EV startups from India, EU pitch innovative tech in battery recycling

Shillong, June 21: In a bid to enhance the Electric Vehicle (EV) landscape and ecosystems in India and...

Space startups up 200X in just 2 years, India’s share in global space to rise 4X by 2030

Shillong, June 21: There has been a massive 200 times increase in the number of space startups in...

Ahead of Sonakshi’s wedding, father Shatrughan dines with Zaheer Iqbal and family

Shillong, June 21: Putting all rumours to rest actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha finally made an appearance with Zaheer Iqbal,...

Sensex trades higher led by IT stocks

Shillong, June 21: Indian equity indices opened in green on Friday as Infosys, Wipro, and Tech Mahindra were...