Assam-Arunachal Border Disputes Resolved In 37 villages, Committees Suggest More Actions
According to Arunachal CM, under the leadership of PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the issue was resolved to ensure peace, shared growth, and prosperity in both states.
GUWAHATI: Since Pema Khandu, the chief minister of Arunachal Pradesh, and Himanta Biswa Sarma, the chief minister of Assam, signed the historic Namsai proclamation on July 15, 2022, both governments have been able to reduce the number of disputed villages from 123 to 86.
The third round of regional committee-level border negotiations came to an end in Guwahati on December 21 after two sessions at that level took place on August 22 and September 30 to consider joint field reports filed by regional committees pertaining to both states.
The regional committees for the Tinsukia district of Assam, the Namsai and Lohit districts of Arunachal Pradesh and other issues met for the last time at this time.
Arunachal Chief Minister Pema Khandu stated on his Twitter account, "History is made once! Namsai declaration is one !.
Earlier govts let border issue b/w Assam & Arunachal gather dust but we under guidance of Hon PM Shri @narendramodi Ji & Hon HM Shri @AmitShah Ji decided to resolve it to have peace for shared growth, prosperity."
" We signed #NamsaiDeclaration with Hon Assam CM Shri @himantabiswa Ji on July 15, 2022. It will lead to everlasting peace.
We're making headway in resolving all outstanding issues. Regional Committees have submitted their recommendations. We're on the road to peace." He added.
The CM also asserted that previous administrations had allowed the border dispute between Assam and Arunachal to continue unresolved, but that under the leadership of PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, it was resolved to ensure peace, shared growth, and prosperity in both states.
The establishment of 12 regional committees, each for 12 districts, by the governments of Arunachal and Assam is noteworthy. After the regional committees had finished deliberating, an agreement was signed.
The Center will then receive the final reports that were presented to the governments of both states for a final assessment.
Earlier, during the second regional meeting, Deputy Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh Chowna Mein reaffirmed the government's commitment to resolving the seven-decade-old boundary disputes.