Demarcating boundary a viable solution to Assam-Arunachal border dispute

Demarcating boundary a viable resolution to Assam-Arunachal border dispute

TINSUKIA: After two successive joint visits of the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh crew within the context of disputed inter-state border points together with ‘Namsai Declaration’, it has change into vividly clear that as a result of negligence and apathetic perspective of Assam Authorities, a big portion of Assam land had been grabbed by Arunachalee folks in a phased method over a interval of almost 35 years.

Out of 123 disputed villages dotted alongside the 804.1 km-long shared boundaries with Arunachal Pradesh, 11 villages below Sadiya subdivision within the Tinsukia district are earmarked as disputed the place neither Arunachalee folks paid any tax for occupying the areas nor did the Authorities of Assam ever lengthen any profit to those areas. Quite the opposite, the Arunachal Authorities developed infrastructure and different facilities to the extent of functioning a circle workplace inside the territory of Assam. Intriguingly, it took 33 years after the Assam Authorities filed a case earlier than Apex Courtroom in 1989 on border dispute to take into current joint ventures.

Surprisingly, the native xommittee appointed by the Supreme Courtroom in 2006 took 8 years to submit its report figuring out 123 villages and one other 8 years for the Border Safety & Growth Division to inform structure of 12 Regional Committees and over the past 16 years, new areas, together with Dihing Patkai Nationwide Park and sure areas below Changlang-Tinsukia district had been encroached by Arunachalees which weren’t mandated below the ambit of current 12 Regional Committees.

Of the 11 disputed villages below Sadiya subdivision, one village named HazuKhuti camp couldn’t be situated whereas among the many relaxation 10 villages, Paglam is 4.3 km inside Assam however below efficient management of Arunachal Pradesh; Keba, PaglamTinali, Banggo, Kaling-I and Kaling-II are situated in Sadiya subdivision in sheet no 83M/9 however weren’t established previous to 1981-1982 as per Survey of India map. With shut proximity to inter-state boundary, these villages had been below the reserve forest of Doomdooma division as soon as. In keeping with native folks of Amarpur, the flood-affected folks from Jonai/Dhemaji moved into these forest areas who had been later evicted by the forest division. After their eviction, the folks from Arunachal began occupying the land threatening forest officers and displaced individuals who needed to flee and transfer elsewhere. As per the Survey of India location, 4 villages, particularly Kangkong, Rukma, Sunpura HQ and Menkeng Miri, are situated inside Arunachal Pradesh of which sure factors in two villages- Sunpura HQ and Menkeng Miri- are below encroachment by folks of Assam.

In keeping with an official supply, it isn’t potential to evict or relocate encroachers, no matter whether or not they’re from Assam or Arunachal Pradesh. Demarcating the boundary afresh in satellite tv for pc settlement mode, significantly in areas like Sunpura HQ, Menkeng Miri and Rukma, seems to be a viable resolution to resolve the boundary dispute with none battle. As an entire, Arunachal Pradesh gained so much by way of land and income. With Assam already on the receiving finish, it ought to examine additional encroachment by Arunachalees into newer areas at once.

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