Arunachal stakeholders’ committee finalizes views on Assam boundary row

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At the last meeting of the committee on Friday, the recommendations of the High Power Ministerial Committee (HPMC) on Arunachal-Assam inter-state boundaries were unanimously finalized.

 

The meeting, convened at the State Banquet Hall, chaired by Home Minister Bamang Felix, was attended by representatives of all political parties in the state, Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF), student leaders and deputy commissioners of 12 districts. Assam

 

The HPMC’s recommendation was made after extensive ground exercises conducted by the Deputy Commissioners of the 12 districts bordering Assam, during which all the disputed territories were physically visited and the area’s political leaders, student leaders They were reviewed in consultation with NGOs, the public and others. .

 

The House present at the meeting thoroughly discussed and considered the documents submitted by the concerned Deputy Commissioners and later unanimously finalized the recommendation to the State Government.

The Chairman of the Committee thanked all the stakeholders for their support in formulating the recommendations of HPMC and called for such further united support in the interest of the State.

 

He clarified that the HPMC’s recommendation was not the final solution to the disputed inter-state border issue but would serve only as a basis on which the state government would negotiate a permanent solution with its Assam counterpart.

 

Meanwhile, stating that with the recommendation they have reached only halfway to permanently resolving the Arunachal-Assam border issue, the Minister hoped that it would be done successfully by all concerned. The hard-working inter-state border will be crucial in finding a lasting solution. .

 

The HPMC on the Arunachal-Assam inter-state boundary was formed by the state government on July 15, 2021 under the leadership of Chief Minister Pima Khandu.

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