Tensions At Assam-Arunachal Border Over Land Encroachment Allegations

Tensions At Assam-Arunachal Border Over Land Encroachment Allegations

A gaggle of individuals in Assam’s Dhemaji district have objected to an alleged land encroachment by some residents of neighbouring Arunachal Pradesh, resulting in pressure within the disputed inter-state border space, police stated on Tuesday.

They claimed that some folks from Arunachal Pradesh had encroached on reserved forest land at Panbari to arrange an agricultural farm and fenced the realm, a senior officer stated.

Locals on the Assam aspect had opposed it and eliminated the fence, whereas some folks from Arunachal Pradesh attacked an Assamese household and took away their bike on Monday night, he stated.

Police personnel from the Bordoloni outpost of Dhemaji rushed to the spot, and discussions among the many officers of each the states had been additionally held, the officer stated.

“The state of affairs has been introduced underneath management,” he stated, including {that a} strict vigil is being maintained within the space.

The incident occurred barely three days after Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Arunachal counterpart Pema Khandu had signed the ‘Namsai Declaration’ on July 15 whereby they’d pledged to resolve the border disputes between the 2 states.