India, Nov. 22 -- Tension along the border between Nagaland and Assam remained palpable on Saturday as several Assam organizations continued to impose a total blockade on the vital Mariani (Assam)-Mokokchung (Nagaland) road in Jorhat district since November 15.

Nagaland MLA and advisor Border Affairs, Mhathung Yanthan told Hindustan Times that it was a law and order issue, and the deputy commissioners (DCs) of Mokokchung and Jorhat were in contact, trying to manage the situation.

"As of now, the situation is under control," he said. The legislator added that there was not much the state governments could do as the border issue between the two states was pending in the Supreme Court.

Yanthan also reiterated what Assam minister Himanta B...