Neighbouring states worried over violence in Assam
Tribune News Service
Guwahati: The continuing violence affecting innocent people from Dimasa and Zeme Naga tribes in North Cachar Hill district of Assam has raised concern in various quarters in neighbouring Nagaland and Manipur.
The Naga Hoho, the apex body of peoples’ organisations in Nagaland, has dashed a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh urging him to immediately intervene and demonstrate wisdom to restore peace in the hill district of Assam.
The apex body asserted the violence in the hill district was orchestrated by perpetrators who want to drive a wedge and severe the rich traditional relationship between the Dimasas and Nagas living in the area.
Meanwhile, Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh has requested Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to provide adequate security to the minority Zeme Naga tribe living in North Cachar Hill district.
The Manipur government has already sanctioned over Rs 3.6 lakh to provide relief to 800 odd violence-displaced Zeme Naga tribes from Assam hills taking refuge at different arts of Tamenglong district in Manipur.
Source: Tribune India
Date: July 09, 2009