Tension along Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district
Tension escalated along the Assam–Arunachal Pradesh border at Gogamukh in Dhemaji district, just days after the two chief ministers met in Guwahati.
The local people there have opposed the construction of a road by a contractor from Arunachal Pradesh. This incident is from Him Basti area of Gogamukh police station area of Assam.
A senior police officer told ET on condition of anonymity, “The angry people set fire to makeshift camps, forcibly stopped work and damaged some vehicles. A police team reached the area and the situation was brought under control.
The Arunachal Pradesh government is constructing a 70 km long PMGSY road from Likabali to Durpai in the district.
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Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma told media persons that there are disputes in 122 villages. “The Deputy Commissioners of Dhemaji and Lakhimpur are asked to coordinate with their counterparts in Arunachal Pradesh.”
Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in a chief minister-level meeting on January 24 decided to conduct a ground-level survey on the status of the inter-state border to resolve the border dispute. Sarma held a meeting with his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu to discuss the border issue.
Sarma had recently said that a committee would be formed to settle the border dispute with Mizoram and in talks with Mizoram Minister Atul Bora. “We will soon start talks with Arunachal Pradesh to resolve the border dispute. With regard to the Assam-Nagaland border dispute, the matter is in the Supreme Court, the court has almost completed the hearing and we are expecting a decision from the court.”
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