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Tension in Merapani

Tension prevails in Golaghat district of Assam a day after Nagaland police asked the local residents of Merapani to leave the area. High level police and civil officials are camping in the area to monitor the situation and police and para military forces are put on alert. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi dispatched home secretary Jishnu Baruah who is overseeing security arrangement. Tension gripped the entire area after a bunch of Nagaland police asked the local residents of Kolaijan near Merapani to leave the area claiming that they possessed the area from the Assam government.



Meanwhile, All Assam Students' Union would launch a massive agitation in Golaghat in protest against the government's inaction to prevent the Nagas police from intimidating the local residents of Merapani. According to AASU leaders, despite repeated demands, the government has not concentrated on the safety and security of the people. They further blamed the government for the absence of border magistrates to deal with the situation.





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