The States

Volatile boundary

Print edition : October 03, 2014

A vehicle set on fire during a protest in Golaghat district of Assam on August 20. Thousands of protesters defied a curfew and attacked the police during an unrest over a territorial dispute with Nagaland. Photo: REUTERS

T.R. Zeliang and Tarun Gogoi, Chief Ministers of Nagaland and Assam, at a meeting on the border conflict in Guwahati on August 21. Photo: PTI

The recent clashes on the Assam-Nagaland border have reinforced the fact that the boundary dispute between two States has remained one of the most intractable conflicts of the north-eastern region.

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