Assam, Arunachal Ministers’ meet to resolve border tension

Assam and Arunchal Pradesh today decided to take immediate steps to resolve tension prevailing along the border of the two states following firing by suspected NSCN (IM) cadre.

Guwahati: Assam and Arunchal Pradesh
today decided to take immediate steps to resolve tension
prevailing along the border of the two states following firing
by suspected NSCN (IM) cadre.

Assam Law Minister Pranab Gogoi and Arunachal Pradesh
Home Minister Tako Dabi met at Bimalapur along the border in
Assam`s Sibsagar district to resolve the tension after
NSCN(IM) militants set ablaze several houses and attacked
police pickets in Charaipung and Bimalapur area since the
night of August 14.

Official sources said that there was an exchange of
fire in Charaipung between the militants and security forces.
Following this local residents blocked the road leading to
Arunachal Pradesh.

It was decided that security forces of both the states
would jointly patrol the border and the roads would be kept
open for the public.

Peace committees would be set up by both states which
would meet every month, the sources said.

PTI

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