Guwahati, December 3: With the issue of the formation of Greater Nagalim coming closer, a map of the Nagalim has created a lot of sensation among the people of Assam, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
A map created by the NSCN-IM claims that at least eight districts of Assam will be inserted into Nagalim. This now has brought new worries for the people of Assam as well as neighbouring states, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh.
Sources stated that according to the map created by NSCN-IM, a lot of areas of Chandel, Ukhrul, Senapati and Tamenglong districts of Manipur are were inserted into the map. Along with these districts of Manipur, huge areas of Tirap, Changlang etc of Arunachal Pradesh was also inserted into the map.
The biggest area inserted into the map was from Assam. The Map has huge areas from at least eight districts of Assam. The districts from Assam are Tinsukia, Dibrugarh, Sivasagar, Jorhat, Golaghat, Karbi Anglong, Dima Hasao and Nagaon.
It was also reported that not only the map consists of areas from these districts, at present, the NSCN or Nagas have already started with their administrative processes in the area.
It may be mentioned that the Government of Assam so far have denied that not even an inch of land from Assam will be given to Nagalim but the claims by the NSCN has made it very confusing as it is seen that the Naga organisation has been in talks with the centre.
NSCN-IM reportedly had claimed that there will be no compromise with Nagalim’s area and stated that after the framework agreement is completed during Christmas, the whole map will be made public.
It may also be mentioned that President Ram Nath Kovind had assured the people of Nagaland that the Naga issue will be resolved soon and all the efforts will be taken by the government to ensure peace and tranquility in the State.
President said that a fair and judicious approach will be adopted by the central government which will be beneficial for everyone concerned and will stabilize the situation in the region.
Reacting to the Nagalim issue, former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi stated that the centre can provide anything to the people of Nagaland but this should be done within the boundaries of Nagaland. Gogoi further stated that not a single inch of land should be given to Nagaland.
Speaking on the same lines, agriculture minister Atul Bora demanded that the Naga Framework Agreement should be made public. He added if not the whole agreement, at least the points where it clarifies that whether any land from Assam will be included in Nagaland or not should be clear to the people of Assam.
Bora also claimed that if any part of Assam is inserted into Nagaland that it will be a very big reason to worry.