Assam, Arunachal to sign MoU to end border dispute ; Amit Shah calls it historic

Assam and Arunachal Pradesh governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the national capital in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to resolve the long standing issue of the Border dispute between both the states.

The agreement was signed on Thursday by Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarmab and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart Pema Khandu.

The Assam tourism minister Jayanta Malla Baruah on Wednesday said that the proposals made by the regional committees of both the states to resolve the long pending border issue were approved by the Assam Cabinet.

Earlier, in July last year, both states signed the Namsai Declaration, where it was agreed to bring down the number of disputed villages from 123 to 86 and resolve the boundary row by forming 12 committees, each headed by a cabinet minister, that visit disputed areas, take feedback from residents and submit reports to their respective governments.

The respective government of the states had come up with a draft resolution to settle the border dispute in six of the 12 “areas of difference” along the boundary.

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