BSC to examine boundary problem: Gamlin

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Itanagar, Sep 14: Arunachal Pradesh government has constituted a three-member Boundary Study Committee (BSC) to go into the details of long-drawn boundary problem with Assam and Nagaland.

Disclosing this in the Assembly in response to a private member resolution, Home minister Jarbom Gamlin said that the committee would collect relevant documents for submission to the state boundary commission which in turn would submit the same to the Local Boundary Commission (LBC) constituted by the Supreme Court to identify the boundaries between Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Nagaland. Independent MLA Ngurang Pinch has pleaded the House for the recognition of Rajgar Ali as the traditional boundary between Arunachal and Assam and rejection of the Assam notification dated February 23, 1951.

The minister said that the state government was making all possible efforts to find a lasting solution to the contentious issue and had filed affidavit to the LBC, clearly mentioning that the state government does not recognize the 1951 Bordoloi Commission report.

Mr Pinch, however, later withdrew the resolution after Deputy Speaker Takar Marde, who was on the chair suggested the Home minister to fix a date for the MLAs of the border areas to study affidavit submitted with the LBC.

Meanwhile, All Arunachal Pradesh Students Union (AAPSU) has urged the legislators to take the boundary issue seriously and bring about a permanent solution to the problem.


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