At a high-level meeting, chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and attended by Chief Ministers Tarun Gogoi (Assam) and T R Zeliang (Nagaland), efforts have been made to come to an acceptable final solution to the border dispute between the two states.
As per the decision taken during the meeting, the Chief Secretaries of the two states will submit suggestions to the Home Ministry within two weeks, which is expected to pave the way for solving the long lasting issue.
"The Home Minister is taking a sincere reconciliatory effort to find a solution to be acceptable to both Assam and Nagaland," a Home Ministry official said.
Eleven people were killed along the Assam-Nagaland border in Golaghat district in August and nearly 10,000 people had been displaced and taken shelter in relief camps after clashes between people of the two states.
Gogoi had earlier urged the Home Minister to initiate immediate measures to deploy Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) as a neutral force in the affected villages along its border with Nagaland.
The boundary dispute, which was first cropped up in 1970s, has been going on very often and both the states have approached the Supreme Court for a final resolution. The case is still sub-judice.

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