From our Correspondent
SIVASAGAR, June 19: A delegation led by Jitu Borgohain, central committee general secretary of Asom Yuva Parishad (AYP), youth wing of Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), recently visited Geleki along the Assam-Nagaland border in Sivasagar district and took stock of the encroachment by Nagas in Assam land and security provided by the Assam Government.
This was informed by Bikash Baruah, president of AYP’s Sivasagar district committee. In a press release, Baruah stated that the people who were facing encroachment or its persistent threat along the Assam-Nagaland border, had been living under constant fear of being evicted by the intruders. “Despite knowing this fact, the Assam Government has done very little to stop encroachment in the inter-state bordering areas,” alleged Baruah.
“We are surprised to see that there is only 20 numbers of Assam Police Battalion personnel patrolling in the area and what surprised us most is that there is not a single sophisticated weapon in their hands,” stated Baruah and demanded adequate security arrangements so that people living in the fringe areas of its border with Nagaland, could feel secure.
The AYP threatened to launch extensive agitation if proper steps are not taken immediately to evict the Nagas from Assam land and save the people of Assam.