Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah on Saturday assured that the inter-state border dispute between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh can be resolved by subsequent yr. PTI. Shah visited the Ramakrishna Mission Ashram at Narottam Nagar in Tirap district of Arunachal Pradesh throughout his two-day go to to the state. Union Regulation Minister Kiren Rijiju additionally accompanied Shah to the ashram.
Shah asserted that efforts are on to make the Northeast militancy-free and claimed that 9,000 terrorists from the area have surrendered over the last eight years of the Narendra Modi authorities on the Centre.
He stated that the governments of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam are working for an amicable and everlasting settlement of the inter-state border dispute. “The youth of the Northeast now not carry weapons and petrol bombs. They’re now carrying laptops and beginning startups. That is the trail of progress that the Middle has envisioned for the area,” PTI Shah was quoted as saying.
Assam shares 804 km lengthy border with Arunachal Pradesh. Though initially there was no dispute, through the years allegations of encroachment of land by residents of 1 state on one other have given rise to controversy and violence. A case on this concern is pending within the Supreme Court docket since 1989.
Final yr, following requests from each Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah, the 2 states resolved to settle their border dispute out-of-court by talks.
The border dispute between the 2 states has its origins in 1873 when the British launched inner-line regulation, creating an imaginary boundary between plains and hills within the north of Assam. The inner-line regulation, which nonetheless exists, requires individuals from exterior Arunachal Pradesh to acquire a allow earlier than coming into the state.
This space, which was separated from Assam, was initially known as the North East Frontier Tracts and later the North East Frontier Company (NEFA). It was underneath the executive jurisdiction of Assam after independence.
In 1972, NEFA was renamed as Arunachal Pradesh and given the standing of a union territory and have become a full-fledged state in 1987. However earlier than getting its current boundaries, a committee headed by former Assam Chief Minister Gopinath Bordoloi transferred about 3650 sq km. The realm, which was earlier with NEFA as much as Assam.
This switch, performed with out session with the individuals or the administration of NEFA, is a significant reason for dispute between the 2 states as Arunachal Pradesh doesn’t acknowledge it.
Final month, the chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya in New Delhi within the presence of Union Dwelling Minister Amit Shah reached an settlement to resolve 6 out of 12 factors of dispute over their border.
Amit Shah’s two-day go to
Through the two-day go to to the northeastern state, Shah will attend public occasions, inaugurate varied growth tasks and work together with personnel of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB)- Union Armed Police Ministry of Dwelling Affairs The forces underneath the IAF have been deployed within the space to protect the border and keep the inner safety of the nation.
Shah additionally participated within the Golden Jubilee celebrations of the Ramakrishna Mission at Narottam Nagar in Tirap district. He laid the muse stone of 51 ft bronze statue of Lord Parashuram at Parshuram Kund in Lohit district.
On the second day, Shah will maintain a gathering with social organizations in Namsai city at 9.30 am and later go to the Golden Pagoda within the space to supply prayers.
He’ll later attend a public assembly and inaugurate varied growth tasks in Namsai space on Sunday at 11 am.
Later within the day, Shah will assessment safety and growth, and work together with personnel from the Military, ITBP, SSB, Assam Rifles, Border Roads Group and Nationwide Highways Infrastructure Growth Company Restricted (NHIDLC) at Namsai.
(With inputs from PTI and ANI)