Assam, Arunachal Government Committed To Resolve Decades-Old Border Dispute : Arunachal CM – Pema Khandu 

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In line with the historic Namsai Declaration, the Arunachal Chief Minister – Pema Khandu, convened a meeting with the Assam Delegation on Monday to resolve the decades-old border disputes between the northeastern states.

The meeting comprehensively discussed the recommendations and addressed the issues emerging across districts.

The CM expressed gratitude toward Prime Minister – Narendra Modi and Union Minister of Home Affairs & Cooperation – Amit Shah for their utmost motivation and guidance in resolving the border issues with Assam. He also thanked the Assam Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma, for his proactive role, cooperation & political will to resolve the vexed issue.

He noted that the state government is determined to resolve the border issues for peace & harmony between the citizens of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

The Arunachal CM will soon meet his Assam counterpart – Himanta Biswa Sarma, for a permanent resolution of the issue by November end.

Taking to Twitter, the Arunachal CM wrote “Motivation of Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji & guidance of Hon HM Shri @AmitShah Ji have inspired us to resolve border issues with Assam. Glad that today’s historic meeting was very positive and we shall further work on fine points to bring peace and harmony.

Following signing of Namsai Declaration, respective committees of the 2 states submitted their recommendations. Today we met to discuss recommendations & issues district-wise. I will soon meet Hon Assam CM Shri @himantabiswa Ji for final resolution of the issue by Nov end. As we are celebrating #AzadiKaAmritMahotsav & moving positively to resolve the long-standing border issue, I would like to thank Hon CM of Assam for his proactive role and cooperation & political will to resolve the issue. Together we will work to establish peace.” he further added.

Based on the declaration, the Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh – Chowna Mein, recently submitted the report of the recent visits made by the Regional Committees of Assam & Arunachal Pradesh, in the bordering districts of Namsai & Lohit, to the Chief Minister – Pema Khandu.

It is worth noting that the Assam Chief Minister – Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart – Pema Khandu, inked the historic Namsai Declaration. During the event, Sarma noted that the disagreement, which began almost seven decades ago, is being resolved assiduously by both parties.

Referring to the declaration as a “milestone” in the history of friendship & brotherhood, Sarma remarked that “the 123 villages along the border are no longer under contention between the two states. The boundaries of Arunachal already include 28 settlements. The argument between the two has now been resolved or curtailed. The disagreement only affects 86 communities at the moment.”

Besides, the northeastern states constituted 12 regional committees, which submitted their reports by September 15, 2022.

As per an official statement, “All border issues between Assam & Arunachal will be confined to those raised before the Local Commission in 2007. The boundary line delineated and signed on the 29 Toposheets by the High Powered Tripartite Committee as notified during 1980 would be taken as the basis for realignment of boundary by both states.”

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