SARUPATHAR: The regional unit of All Assam Tea Tribes Student Association (ATTSA) took out a massive protest rally in front of the Subdivisional Office in Sarupathar of Dhansiri subdivision in Golaghat district on Monday to demand peace in the border area of Assam-Nagaland.
ATTSA president of Golaghat district, Dhiraj Guwala said, "The villagers of the border area have been cultivating crops in Assam land for years while regularly paying taxes to the Naga militant factions in the hope that they would not be disturbed. But the overall situation is far from peaceful." Dhiraj Guwala slammed Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, local MLA Roselina Tirkey and Assam Police and demanded to resolve the border issue as soon as possible.
Stray attacks on the villagers, abduction, and extortion of money by miscreants from Nagaland have become a common feature at Uriamghat under Golaghat district. According to sources, as many as 43 families have not been allowed to cultivate on 600 bighas of their paddy land in the Chainpur area of the Assam-Nagaland border.
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