Underlining that peace and tranquility have been restored on the border with Mizoram, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma right now stated there can’t be an in a single day decision of the decades-old border dispute between the states as it’s a very complicated problem.
Noting that the border disputes return to the British period, Mr Sarma instructed PTI in an interview that Assam has been holding talks with different states too and faulted the earlier Congress governments for not clearly demarcating boundaries whereas carving out new states.
Six Assam police personnel have been killed in a violent conflict between the police forces of Assam and Mizoram final month over the border dispute between the 2 states following a recent escalation of rigidity.
Mr Sarma, who’s on a four-day go to to the nationwide capital, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi right now.
“Mizoram has been demanding the inner line forest based on the notification issued by British in 1870. Assam’s position is that there is a constitutional boundary and Mizoram is asking about the historical boundary. Assam is protecting its constitutional boundary,” the BJP chief asserted.
However, he added that as of now the problem between the 2 states has been resolved.
“We have discussed and settled the issue for the time being. I am in touch with the Mizoram chief minister and speak to him at least twice a day,” he stated.
Mr Sarma stated there have been issues associated to “our borders for the last several decades” and final September, “mistrust and differences” between the 2 states elevated, ensuing on this violent incident, however now the scenario is peaceable.
“The governments of Assam and Mizoram have issued a joint statement urging for peace and tranquility. As of now, things are normal, traffic is moving to Mizoram as usual. I can say as of now the situation is normal, peaceful and there is no tension,” Mr Sarma stated.
Mr Sarma blamed the Congress for border disputes between the states within the Northeast because the occasion, which dominated the nation for many years, did not demarcate the boundaries.
“…when Congress created a state (in north-east) it didn’t demarcate the boundary and annexed in the law itself which created the state.
“The Congress by no means wished a united North-East, that is why it left us to combat for our borders. But it might have been executed higher on the time of the creation of states. So over the time period distrust elevated however now we try to resolve it,” the Assam Chief Minister said.
Northeastern states are different from each other but they have commonalities as well, so for resolving the disputes, “we have to take a look at our commonalities”, Mr Sarma said.
“We, the North-eastern states, are speaking to one another and
a long-term resolution could be achieved by discussing the problem. Sometime over the desk, we might have the ability to resolve it,” Mr Sarma said.
Talking about Assam’s border disputes, he said the government has been holding discussions with Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh as well.
“With the state of Meghalaya, we’re progressing nicely. We have began a dialogue with Arunachal Pradesh. At least now states are speaking about borders. Discussing amongst themselves or no less than with one or two states, we would have an answer,” he stated.
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