Centre asked to urge Myanmar to drop border fencing project

28 Mar 2017

Nagaland Assembly today passed a government resolution appealing to the Centre to urge the Myanmar government to permanently drop the Indo-Myanmar border fencing project.
The resolution was introduced in the House by Health and Family Welfare minister, P Longon, on March 24 last.
The resolution, which was taken up for discussion and consideration today, was passed by voice vote without any amendment.
While introducing the resolution, the minister had requested the Central government to urge the Myanmar government to permanently drop the project on the Indo-Myanmar border in Nagaland for continuing with the cordial and fraternal relations among the Nagas living on both sides of the border.
During the ongoing session, MLAs had expressed concern over the intention of the Myanmar government to fence the international border at Pangsha in Noklak sub-division of Tuensang district.
Two other bills, The Nagaland Co-operative Societies Bill 2017 and The Nagaland Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill, 2017 introduced by the Chief Minister, Dr Shurhozelie Liezietsu, on March 23 last were also passed by voice vote today.
The Cooperatives Societies Bill will repeal the Assam Cooperative Societies Act, 1949, which is in operation in Nagaland till date.
Introducing the bill, the Chief Minister had said it was necessary to enact a new law relating to the functioning of cooperative societies within the territorial limit of Nagaland to facilitate the voluntary formation and democratic functioning of cooperative societies.
On the Appropriation Acts (Repeal) Bill, he said that the object of the bill was to repeal obsolete and redundant laws, enacted by Parliament during President s Rule in states, which have become irrelevant or dysfunctional, which the state legislature has the competent power to amend or repeal. (PTI)