From Our Correspondent
Itagar, Dec 6: The All Aruchal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) has strongly condemned the reported encroachment of Aruchal land at Bogoli and Denka under Gumto circle of Papum Pare district by Assam on December 3 last.
In a statement on Tuesday, the AAPBSU alleged that Assam forest officials along with its battalion entered into almost 2 km within the territory of the State and physically assaulted gaon burah Debia Kojum and destroyed the local road with JCB beyond repair in violation of the Supreme Court order to maintain statusquo along Aruchal-Assam till it (SC) delivers its verdict on the decades-old inter-state boundary issue.
The union strongly demanded the state government to take immediate and serious steps against the assaulters of the gaon burahs and book the culprits under appropriate section of law so that such incidents do not recur.
Expressing grave concern over repeated incidents of encroachment of Aruchal land by Assam, the Union strongly appealed Chief Minister Pema Khandu led PPA government to amicably settle the boundary issue as both the Assam and Aruchal Pradesh governments are working under the banner of NEDA.
The state government must initiate and take up the boundary issues with its Assam counterpart and take stern action against illegal encroachment, AAPBSU said. It also appealed to the state government to ensure safety and security of people living in boundary areas, the statement added.