A border peace committee meet held along Assam-Nagaland border on Friday allayed fear on proposed Naga accord among the people residing in the area.
The Border Peace Coordination Committee (Assam-Nagaland) held a peace goodwill meeting at the residential compound of its president BP Bora at Darikial village in Nakachari under Jorhat district to instill a conducive atmosphere amongst the people living in the Assam-Nagaland border areas.
The meeting held on Friday was mainly to deliberate on the ongoing news about the Government of India’s proposal of inking a final Naga accord and its reported confusions and fear psychosis in the minds of the people.
A release issued by BPCC(A-N) on Saturday said members from either side opined that there are certain forces for creating such confusions in the minds of the peace loving people otherwise they are leading a coordinated peaceful living.
BPCC (A-N) executive member Pabon Gogoi from Medeluajan said the yearly friendly volleyball tournament between Naga villages of Changpang sector in Wokha district of Nagaland and the bordering villages of Titabar sub-division in Jorhat district since 2003 from December 18 to 21 was successfully conducted with much pomp and funfair where neighbouring Nagas and Assamese took part.
“We are living happily with our Naga neighbours without any problem,” Gogoi said.
Another member from Aosenden village in Mokokchung district Likok Ao elaborated on the present media reporting specifically in Assam as nothing but distorted without much truth. He compared such news with a sound of drum “it is loud but when we open the drum, there is nothing much inside it”.
Under the circumstances, the BPCC (A-N) appealed to all concerned at different levels from either side to analyze for maintenance of peace and not to misguide people living in the border areas.