Assam-Arunachal border row: Clash along disputed inter-state boundary, AASU stages road blockade

Assam – Arunachal border row – Clash along disputed boundary between two states, AASU stage road blockade

LAKHIMPUR: Following a fight at Rupahirajgarh, Lakhimpur District of Assam, the situation in the disputed areas near the Assam–Arunachal Pradesh border is still tense.

A group of miscreants, allegedly Arunachal Pradesh-based, allegedly attacked the Village Defence Party (VDP), at Rupahi Rajgarh in Lakhimpur district.

Police reported that at least six people were injured in the attack on Tuesday.

Tense situations remain at the Assam – Arunachal Pradesh interstate border following the incident.

The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) has also staged a road blockade along the main highway leading to Arunachal Pradesh.

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Notably, four Arunachal Pradesh youths were questioned by VDP staff after they found them in their locality in a car.

“The VDP had let the youths go after some questioning. However, they returned after some time with around 40 miscreants, who attacked the VDP personnel,” police informed.

After being promised by officials from Arunachal Pradesh that they would not be able to stop the traffic blockade, the AASU was able to lift it.