Arunachal, Assam to resolve border issues through dialogue
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Last Updated: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 23:17
Guwahati: Neighbours Assam and Arunachal Pradesh have decided to solve their border disputes and other issues, including militancy, through dialogue.

"The boundary areas have become a safe haven for criminals and large-scale deforestation is on. This has to be stopped mutually between the two states," Arunachal Pradesh Home Minister Tako Dabi told reporters here.

The minister was here to meet Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi.

Voicing concern over ultras of Assam taking shelter in the jungles of Arunachal Pradesh, Dabi said he had apprised Gogi of the problem and stressed on the necessity of sharing intelligence inputs between the police of the two states.

On the frequent bandh calls in Assam, Dabi alleged this was hampering movement of Mizo people as it shared common routes with the neighbouring state.

The minister also urged Gogoi to provide proper security to the people travelling to Arunachal Pradesh through Assam during such bandhs.

Sabarkantha Inspector of Land Record H M Dhanak said more than 25 land owners have filed the complaint regarding encroachment on their land by the people in adjacent land which is part of Rajasthan state.

Besides SDM Kotra, Rajasthan team includes Assistant Settlement officer, Udaipur, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Kotra, Udaipur, Assistant Forest officer, Kotra, Tehsildar, Kotra, Settlement Inspector, Udaipur, and Inspector forest settlement, Udaipur.

While Gujarat Team included Sabarkantha district Surveyor, Taluka Surveyor, Range Forest officer, Poshina, and police staffers of Poshina Taluka.

"What seems as the first exercise to end the pending disputes between the two states is welcome initiative and is likely to bear the fruits this time," said Sabarkantha resident deputy collector Kishore Bachani.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, November 18, 2009, 23:17

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