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ASSAM-ARUNACHAL BORDER ISSUES: Efforts on to submit reports to CM by October 15

Regional committees formed for visits to the disputed villages along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border have missed their Sept-15 target to submit their reports to the respective CM's due to busy schedules.

ASSAM-ARUNACHAL BORDER

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  6 Oct 2022 2:50 AM GMT

STAFF REPORTER

GUWAHATI: Regional committees formed for visits to the disputed villages along the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border have missed their September-15 target to submit their reports to the respective Chief Ministers due to busy schedules. Now the committees are making efforts to submit their reports to the Chief Ministers by October 15 this year.

If the regional committees submit their reports to their respective chief ministers by October, a chief-minister-level meeting on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh boundary disputes will take place in November this year.

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have 123 disputed villages. During the signing of the Namsai Declaration on July 15, 2022, the two chief ministers reached an understanding of over 37 disputed villages. The regional committees are now preparing reports for the remaining 86 disputed villages.

Talking to The Sentinel, Border Protection and Development Minister Atul Bora, who also heads several regional committees as the chairman, said, "The Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border disputes span over three decades. Now the two state governments are trying for an out-of-court settlement of the disputes. Since the boundary issues are long-pending, the regional committees are trading with caution. The ministers had busy schedules before the Durga Puja. And a hectic schedule awaits the government after the puja. Despite that, the regional committees are trying their best to submit their reports on the disputed border villages by October 15. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has made a sincere effort to resolve the boundary disputes with all the neighbouring states. He wants the regional committees to submit their reports to him immediately. The regional committees may pay more visits to the disputed villages."

A minister each heads the 12 regional committees of Assam.

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