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SC asks Nagaland to file an affidavit in boundary case

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New Delhi, Sep 11 (UNI) The Supreme Court today granted last opportunity to the state of Nagaland to file an affidavit of undertaking in boundary dispute case with state of Asom and Arunachal Pradesh.

The Apex Court strongly reprimanded state of Nagaland for dealing with the court's order in cavalier fashion as it failed to comply with the directive passed on September 13, 2004.

The other two states, Asom and Arunachal Pradesh, have, however, filed the affidavit giving an undertaking to cooperate with the boundary commission appointed by the Centre to resolve the boundary dispute between the three bordering states of north east .

State of Asom had filed a suit in the Supreme Court in 1988 for getting the boundaries of the states demarcated as according to Asom, Nagaland was encroaching into the state of Asom.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Y K Sabharwal, Justice C K Thakker and Justice P K Balasubramanyan gave three weeks time to state of Nagaland to file an affidavit and granted two weeks time to the Centre and the state of Asom to file their response to the other applications pending in the court.

The court directed the matter to be listed for hearing after five weeks.

UNI AKS/SC KR RP RAI2040

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