Jorhat (Assam): Naga youths today torched
three farm houses and a vegetable garden at a tea estate in
Jorhat district in Assam, police said.
The incident occurred at Naganijan Tea Estate under
Mariani Revenue Circle and sparked off tension along the
Assam-Nagaland border, police said.
The All Assam Tea Tribe Students Association (AATTSA) has
been blockading the main thoroughfare at Mariani, the only
gate way to Mokokchung, Tuensang, Zonebhoto and Phek districts
of Nagaland, since earlier this week.
The blockade was undertaken after armed Naga groups
reportedly harassed the people of Naganijan Tea Estate and
injured two persons from the estate.
Top Assam officials, including DIG Eastern Range of Assam
Police Anurag Tankha and Upper Assam Commissioner Ismail
Hussian, inspected the site and took stock of the situation.