MHA asks to find documents on Assam-Nagaland border dispute

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Kohima, Sept 3 (UNI) The Local Commission, constituted by the Supreme Court to settle the border dispute between Nagaland and Assam, has asked the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and the Survey of India to help in tracing the original documents on the border dispute.

Official sources said here today that the representatives of the Nagaland government had informed the Commission in its eighth hearing yesterday at New Delhi that they were not in a position to give the written statement unless the original documents, which were purportedly lost by Assam, were returned.

Following the submission by Nagaland, the Local Commission adjourned the hearing and directed the MHA and Survey of India to help the state trace the original documents.

October 13 has been fixed for a meeting between the MHA, Survey of India and the Nagaland government to start the work of salvaging the records.

Several important documents in original, belonging to Nagaland, were earlier submitted to MHA and were later passed on to Assam government, which the latter claimed to have lost, and had admitted the same to the Local Commission during earlier hearings.

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