Mediation to resolve Assam-Nagaland border: Gogoi

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 21:20

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun
Gogoi on Wednesday said that third party mediation was the best way
to resolve the long standing boder dispute between Assam and
Nagaland.
Gogoi, in a meeting with Supreme Court appointed
mediators on Assam-Nagaland border, Sriram Panchu and Niranjan
Bhatt, said his Government wanted the settlement of the border
row with Nagaland once and for all taking into confidence the
people of the state.



"We have approached the Supreme Court so that the
border row is resolved once and for all. The apex court
verdict will be binding upon one and all," he said.



Gogoi said the steps being initiated to elicit the
views and opinions of cross section of people on both sides of
the border would go a long way in arriving at a broad
consensus on resolving the border dispute.
He agreed to the views of the mediators that status
quo should be maintained till the border row was settled.



Gogoi pointed out that though there may be border
dispute, people on both sides of the inter-state border have
been living peacefully.



The mediators Panchu, a senior advocate of Chennai
High Court, and Bhatt a senior advocate Gujarat High Court,
said that they had held talks during the last few days
with intelligentsia, students` groups, civil societies and
political parties in both the states and the outcome was
positive.



PTI



First Published: Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 21:20

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