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No part of Assam to be included in any 'proposed Nagalim':

Press Trust of India  |  Guwahati 

The government today asserted that no part of the state would be allowed to be included in any 'proposed Nagalim'.

Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly that the would never accept inclusion of territory in 'Nagalim'.

He also assured the House that the government would strongly oppose any move to do so in the future also.

He was replying to Opposition MLA raising the matter in the Assembly here about that Assam's land would come under proposed 'Nagalim.

The group NSCN-IM has been seeking integration of the Naga-inhabited areas of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and into Nagalim. This has been strongly opposed by the three states, currently ruled by the BJP.

The said the state governments attention has been drawn to and to the issue being raised by organisations about a purported move to include Assam territory in 'proposed Nagalim' as part of the peace pact.

On the border dispute with Nagaland, the claimed that the neighbouring state was not "cooperating with Assam in maintaining peace and status quo along the 512.1 kilometre-long inter-state boundary."

He alleged has been attempting encroachment of Assam land with the latest major instance being of setting up a sub-division inside Assam in November last year, Patowary said has been successfully and firmly resisting such attempts.

The minister was hopeful the border dispute would be settled soon as the was dealing with it.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 21:00 IST