Even as the details of the territories at which the NSCN-IM is claiming from Assam has not been spelled out, source close to Imphal Times said that, the outfit has prepared the draft for the specific one in connivance with the book called “From Phizo to Muivah: the Naga national question in North-East India, Delhi: Mittal Publications, 2002”, authored by A. Lanunungsang Ao.
In our earlier issues, we have reported that the NSCN-IM has prepared a 50 point demands including restoration of Naga Areas occupied by Assam measuring around 4976 sq. Miles. We have also reported that in case the Government of India fails to restore the territories, the NSCN-IM demanded adequate compensation of the areas.
According to the book, the NSCN-IM is claiming portions from the Assam territories into four sectors – viz. Sector A, B, C & D.
In sector A, the territories claimed from Assam is the portion from Teok river on the North-east Nagaland- Arunachal Border to Tijit river ( Tawkok) the old boundary between Assam and Nagas boundary. The total area claimed in this sector is 31. 31sq. miles.
In Sector C, the claimed area includes the Present Eastern Block of Mikir Hills District and part of Northern Cachar Hills District, starting from the confluence of the Dhansari and Doyang and following the downstream of Dhansari to the confluence of Dhansari and Thorajan. The author stated that the area was forest area but during the last 7/8 years the Government of Assam has deforested a big area of the Nambor/Doyang Reserved Forests and brought a considerable number of Kacharis, Mikirs and others from other parts of the state and gave settlement in this area. Now a days, a large number of Nepalis / Bangladeshi are settling in the area. The claimed area is 2825.76sq. miles.
In Sector D, the claimed area includes the present NCH Districts mainly inhabited by the Zemi Nagas. Total area claimed in this sector is 1 430.40 sq. Miles.
The Sector-wise total area transferred out of Nagaland now claimed by Nagas is thus 4974.16 sq. miles.
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