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Boundary issues with Assam to be settled out of court: Arunachal CM Pema Khandu

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Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu informed that Assam and Arunachal have in principle agreed to sort out the inter-state boundary issue out-of-court for which the state government has already started its homework.

Participating in a virtual meet convened by newly appointed DoNER Minister GK Reddy this morning, Khandu said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah have stressed that the inter-state boundary issue be resolved amicably and suggested an out-of-court solution.

“Inter-state boundary issue has been long pending. I have discussed it with my Assam counterpart, Hemanta Biswa Sarma and we have agreed to go for an out-of-court solution to all issues related to our boundary.

“In fact, we have already started working at the ground. If everything goes well in the next few months we may see some concrete results towards instilling peace permanently along our boundaries,” he said.

North East students’ Organisation (NESO) has written to union home minister Amit shah to resolve the internet state boundary dispute of North eastern States.

Shah is likely to visit Northeast India shortly.

NESO which represent eight major students’ movement in the seven North East stated, “with a deep sense of anguish on the verycrucial issue of the inter state boundary dispute involving the states of Mizoram, Meghalaya,

Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. This issue has been lingering on for far too long where tension and conflict crop up time and again without any resolve and solution resulting not only in the immense hardship and suffering for the people residing in these disputed border areas but even to the extent of losing precious human lives. Even though NESO has been striving for people’s to people’s contact in these areas and also has been urging the respective state governments to solve this vital issue but unfortunately till date nothing concrete has been reached at between the respective state governments.”

Coming to the main agenda of the meeting – North Eastern Space Application Centre (NESAC) – Khandu said the state government accords top priority to partnering with NESAC for technology support in all developmental works.

“Amit Shah, who is also the President of NESAC Society, has insisted on utilizing the expertise of NESAC (based in Shillong) by the North Eastern states. Therefore, we have identified nine key areas to work under NESAC,” he said.

Some of these areas include development of model villages in international border areas, identifying suitable land for agriculture and horticulture activities, identifying degrading forest covers, border fencing, etc.

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