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10 hr 30 min talks on the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh border dispute

Biswanath : Assam and Arunachal Pradesh chief ministers appear to be fully committed to resolving the long-standing border dispute. Both state governments recently formed regional committees to assess the situation and prepare a report. The representatives of both state governments began this episode at 6 p.m. on Monday. The meeting lasted approximately 10 hours and 30 minutes, ending at 4.30 a.m. on Tuesday.


The ministerial meeting lasted all night in the closed room of the Biswanath District Magistrate’s office. This important meeting was attended by senior officials as well as two ministers. The meeting was attended by Arunachal Pradesh cabinet minister Taba Tadir, MLA Tana Hali Tara, and senior police officers. Minister Keshav Mahanta represented the Assam government, as did Ranjit Dutta, MLA from Bihali, Utpal Bora, MLA from Gahpur, and officials from the Lakhimpur district administration.


Minister Keshav Mahant gave this information in the morning at the end of the meeting which lasted for more than 10 hours. He has informed that the ministerial level meeting of both the states to end the ongoing land dispute over the areas of all the bordering assembly constituencies of Biswanath district and total 28 revenue villages of Arunachal, including Bagibil from Dhakukhana assembly of Assam. Decision was taken.


It is noteworthy that at the end of this long meeting, Minister for the border residents of both the states Keshav Mahant told that if there is any fear in anyone’s mind regarding the border land-centric issue, then it will be resolved soon. In today’s meeting, several proposals have been considered including re-examination of several reports related to limits prepared by the Revenue Circle Officers of both the states.


However, Minister Keshav Mahanta said that every proposal taken in the meeting will be submitted to the Chief Ministers of both the states and the next decision will be taken.

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