Northeast interstate boundary issue | Kiren Rijuju calls for status quo

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Guwahati, August 19 (NKTV): Union Minister Kiren Rijiju today called for maintaining status quo by all northeastern states on the interstate boundary issue. The minister asked the states to handle the matter at local levels.

“The boundary dispute between several northeastern states are pending with the Supreme Court and it is the responsibility of every state to maintain status quo and avoid any form of violence over the issue” said Rijuju.

“Status quo should be maintained by each state and such issues should be resolved at local levels” he added.

“There should be no violence of any form. Every state has the responsibility to maintain status quo. We are not enemies. We are all citizens of one country. The seven sisters should not treat each other as enemies” the union minister said.

Rijiju termed the recent violence along the Assam-Mizoram as unfortunate and said that every state should act in a balanced way.

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