Tension continues in Assam-Nagaland border

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.