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Need to address Assam-Arunachal border dispute: Byaling

PTI | Last Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:43

Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh is facing boundary disputes along 792 square kilometer area, it shares with neighbouring Assam, Home Minister Tanga Byaling has said.

Responding to a question raised by BJP member Japu Deru in the house during question hour yesterday, the minister informed that the most affected areas in the state include, Tarasso, Kimin, Likabali, Kangku, Bhalukpong, Seijosa and Khamku Rusa.

The inter-state boundary between the tri-junction of Bhutan, Assam and Arunachal Pradesh upto the right bank of Subansiri river except some portion in Papum Pare district was demarcated during 1971-73," the minister said.

“Various tribes of the state exercised traditional customary rights over adjoining plains of Assam which was duly acknowledged by Ahom rulers and Britishers through payment of POSA and thereafter, claims for adjustment of territory made by Arunachal is based on historical facts and traditional rights of the people over land in disputed areas,” he claimed.

First Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 14:43

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