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Assam, Nagaland chief ministers meet Home Minister Amit Shah, discusses border dispute

First Published: 19th December, 2023 10:13 IST

The decades-old Nagaland and Assam border dispute cases have been pending in the Supreme Court for several years.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Nagaland counterpart Neiphiu Rio met Union Home Minister Amit Shah at Parliament House in New Delhi on Monday.

As per inputs, the two Chief Ministers discussed ways of resolving the inter-state boundary dispute and other issues of mutual interest concerning both the neighboring states, acknowledging the critical role played by Union Home Minister Shah in bringing about peace and development in the Northeast.

Sarma may have also discussed the issue of the peace accord with ULFA pro-talk faction with the Union Home Minister.

Taking to X, CM Sarma wrote, “Union Home Minister Shri Amit Shah ji & Hon’ble Chief Minister of Nagaland Shri Neiphiu Rio ji in New Delhi today.”

Nagaland CM Rio also tweeted, “Called on the Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah along with Himanta Biswa Sarma, the CM of Assam. Grateful to him for his personal concern and commitment towards peace and development in Nagaland and the entire Northeast region.”

The decades-old Nagaland and Assam border dispute cases have been pending in the Supreme Court for several years.

However, the CMs of both states have been holding several meetings to try and settle the matter out of court.

Neutral forces have been stationed along the contentious area along the Assam-Nagaland border since 1971.

The two states share a 512.1-km border. There were clashes along the border in 1965, 1968, 1979, 1985, 2007 and 2014.

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