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Tension on Assam-Arunachal border eases, road blockade continues on Assam-Nagaland

The tension between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh eased on Saturday but the simmering tension between Assam-Nagaland continues followed by economic blockade by Assam-based NGOs. Due to blockade the state of Nagaland has been facing the crisis of essential commodities.

Assam-based NGOs had enforced an economic blockade in the central part of Arunachal Pradesh after an Assamese truck driver, Dhruba Pathak was shot dead after an argument with a local near Tuting in Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh on November 14.

On Saturday, the Assam group lifted the blockade after the authorities of Assam’s Dhemaji district and their counterparts in seven districts of Arunachal Pradesh, including East Sing, met on Friday to defuse the tension.

But the tension between Assam and Nagaland still continues since November 10 after the Nagaland police were accused of setting up a camp inside a reserved forest in Assam.

Meanwhile, two Students’ organisations of the two states have reached out to each other for resolving the border crisis between Assam’s Karbi Anglong district and the southern part of Nagaland. The economic blockade by the groups of Karbi Anglong temporarily suspended the economic blockade on November 19.

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