Assam, Arunachal Pradesh conform to resolve decades-old border dispute

The 2 leaders met at Namsai in Arunachal Pradesh.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu on Friday signed an settlement to finish the decades-old border dispute between the 2 states. Each the leaders agreed to restrict the variety of contesting villages to 86 as a substitute of 123.

“Now we have determined to restrict the ‘disputed villages’ to 86 as a substitute of 123,” Mr Sarma tweeted after the assembly in Namsai, Arunachal Pradesh. Primarily based on our present restrict, we’ll resolve the remaining by September 15, 2022. Will attempt.” Mr Khandu additionally introduced the settlement by a tweet.

Earlier the 2 leaders met on 24 January and once more on 20 April, throughout which it was determined that each one boundary points between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh could be confined to the problems raised earlier than the native fee in 2007.

Each the states constituted 12 regional committees protecting 12 districts of Arunachal Pradesh and equal districts of Assam for joint verification of 123 villages and thereafter, retaining in view the historic perspective, administrative comfort, proximity and can of the folks involved. Made suggestions to the state governments. Delimitation of the inter-state border between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

In Friday’s assembly, each Mr. Sarma and Mr. Khandu agreed in precept concerning the 37 disputed villages.

Whereas Arunachal Pradesh will retain 28 villages inside its constitutional limits, the state has withdrawn its declare on three villages in Assam.

The settlement states that six different villages that can’t be situated on the Assam facet will even stay with the border state if they’re current in Arunachal Pradesh.

“Each states will represent 12 regional committees to make suggestions to the respective state governments for joint verification of 123 villages protecting 12 districts of Arunachal and equal districts of Assam,” Mr Khandu tweeted.

These regional committees will submit the primary tranche of their report on these areas or some other space the place a consensus has been reached earlier than September 15.

“As quickly because the regional committees conclude their deliberations and an settlement is reached between the 2 governments, the draft Memorandum of Understanding shall be despatched to the central authorities for its approval,” the Namsai manifesto stated.

Other than the Chief Minister, the Assam facet was represented by Assam cupboard members Atul Bora, Ashok Singhal, Piyush Hazarika, Bimal Bora, Sanjay Kisan, MP Prasad Barua, MLAs Bolin Chetia and Taranga Gogoi.

Whereas Arunachal Pradesh was represented by Chief Minister Pema Khandu, Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein and several other ministers.

In a Twitter put up, Khandu stated, the border dispute between the 2 states was seven a long time outdated, however sadly, no earlier authorities has proven the political will to resolve it and search steerage in addressing the problem. Due to Narendra Modi authorities for this.

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