Addressing the media jointly with Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi and his Nagaland counterpart TR Zeliang after the meeting in Guwahati, Rijiju said, "A joint mechanism will be worked out at a senior level."
    
"Senior officials from both states will meet frequently at a designated place so that no lapses occur in future. The mechanism will be worked out as soon as possible. It is very heartening that both chief ministers came together and discussed the matter," he said.
    
On the deployment of the neutral CRPF forces along the disputed border, the Minister said, "We are looking to reinforce the central forces. We need to deploy more CRPF men there.”
    
He assured of help whenever the chief ministers want it.
    
On allegations about the role of the CRPF during the recent trouble at Uriamghat border, he said, "We will take action if any from our forces does not work as per the standard procedure".     

To queries on why there was recurring border tension, the Union Minister said, "It is because of lack of understanding at the local level. There are some misunderstandings that flare up the issue. Rumour and counter rumours also work towards it."
    
Both chief ministers on their part promised to work closely to defuse tension and avoid any untoward incidents along the interstate border in future.

The minister appealed to the people not to resort to economic blockade and that no political angle should be imposed on a situation like which had taken place.
    
Neither should any anti-social element take advantage of the situation, he reminded.
    
"My appeal to the people who are agitating is that please don't resort to any economic blockade. Let us work in harmony. We have to co-exist and live together. We are brothers and sisters of the North-Eastern region. It is not good to pick up one issue and let entire society or region suffer," he said.
    
He said that as far as security forces were concerned "we are ready to reinforce our central forces whenever it is required."
    
"I was told that we need three more companies to deal with the situation and need more forces to be deployed in the border area. We will consider that," he said.
     
He said that the governments of Assam and Nagaland had taken a resolution that displaced families would be taken care of.
     
Both Gogoi and Zeliang, however, alleged that the CRPF did not perform their duty properly.
    
Zeliang described the discussion as ‘very fruitful’ and noted that both sides had assured that at the district and state level the chief secretaries of both states would work together to contain the situation.
    
On the action taken by his state following the Uriamghat incident, the Nagaland Chief Minister said, "We have constituted an enquiry committee on the incident that took place on August 12. So far we have arrested 15 people involved in the incident. All are civilians.”

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