March 4: At least 161 people have been killed and
another 171 injured across Assam in attacks by
miscreants from Nagaland since 1972.
a written reply to a query by AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam,
State Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rockybul Hussain
said 161 people have been killed in attacks by Naga
miscreants in four districts since 1972.
who replied on behalf of Border Areas Minister Girindra
Mallik, said 136 persons lost their lives and 166 people
were injured in Golaghat district in 9 attacks since
is followed by Sivasagar district, where 19 people were
killed in 12 attacks that took place between 1972 and
2013, he added.
said 3 persons were killed and 5 injured in 2 attacks in
Karbi Anglong district in 2004 and 2014 respectively.
Jorhat district, miscreants from the neighbouring state
attacked twice and killed 3 persons in 1982 and 2013, he
also said a total of 59,159.77 hectares of Assam land
are at present under encroachment of Nagaland.
Golaghat, 36,013.48 hectares have been occupied by
Nagaland, he added.
is followed by illegal occupation of 18,871.29 hectares
in Jorhat and 4,275 hectares in Sivasagar, Hussain said.
about the steps taken by the government to deal with the
situation, the Minister said, "Talks are being held
periodically with local administration of Nagaland and
Border Peace Coordination Committee has been formed to
maintain peace in these areas."
encroachers tried to occupy Assam land, they were pushed
back from the border and Nagaland administration was
informed so that such incidents did not recur, he said.
has filed a case in the Supreme Court regarding
encroachment by Nagaland and sought a permanent solution
to Nagaland's constitutional boundary issue,"
Hussain said. (PTI)