Arunachal Stakeholders Committee Finalizes View on Assam Boundary Line
Itanagar: The recommendation of the High Level Ministerial Committee (HPMC) on the Arunachal-Assam interstate boundary was unanimously finalized by stakeholders during the committee’s final meeting on Friday.
The meeting convened under the chairmanship of Interior Minister Bamang Felix at the State Banquet Hall here was attended by representatives from all political parties in the state, Arunachal Indigenous Tribes Forum (AITF), student leaders and deputy commissioners from 12 districts sharing borders with Assam.
The HPMC recommendation was made following extensive ground exercises conducted by the Deputy Commissioners of 12 districts sharing borders with Assam during which all disputed borders were physically visited and reviewed in consultation with leaders politicians, student leaders, NGOs, the public, etc., of the region. .
The House present at the meeting also had an exhaustive discussion and deliberation on the documents submitted by the relevant Deputy Commissioners and then unanimously finalized for recommendation to the State Government.
In his remarks, Felix commended the 12 Deputy Commissioners for successfully undertaking the thorough and rigorous exercise of verifying the state border against the current reality on the ground, and the authorities of the State Remote Sensing Application Center , Itanagar for their efforts in developing boundary maps for the recommendation.
The committee chair also expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders for their support of the HPMC in developing its recommendation and called for more united support in the interests of the state.
Meanwhile, he clarified that the HPMC recommendation is not the final solution to the contentious issue of interstate borders, but will only serve as the basis on which the state government will have discussions with its counterpart in the Assam for a permanent solution.
Meanwhile, stating that with the recommendation that they have only reached halfway to finally resolve the Arunachal-Assam border issue, the Minister expressed his optimism that the hard work successfully carried out by all the parties concerned will be essential in reaching a permanent solution to the controversial problem of the interstate border. .
The HPMC on the Arunachal-Assam Interstate Border was constituted by the State Government under the leadership of chief minister Pema Khandu on July 15, 2021.