economic blockade
Assam-Nagaland border at Merapani

The Bijoy Bey led Karbi Students Association (KSA) on Sunday called for an economic blockade of Nagaland from November 17.

The KSA has called for the blockade to protest against unabated illegal encroachment in the Karbi Anglong district by people from the neighbouring state.

“Some Naga miscreants with the support of the Nagaland government have illegally encroached the land in our district,” said a member of KSA.

“The Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) and the state government have failed to protect our land,” he said.

KSA leader Simeon Rongphar had also called for a four-hour economic blockade on November 20 in case the KAAC and the Assam and Nagaland governments fail to hold a tripartite talk on the border dispute.

The students’ organization claimed that encroachment activities by Naga miscreants have increased from October.

The encroachers frequently entered the district’s Daldali Reserve Forest to cut down trees.

Talks between the district administrations of Karbi Anglong and Dimapur district of Nagaland have not deterred them from illegally entering the state.

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