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Assam-Arunachal Border Row : Firing over road construction reported

An incident of firing has been reported from the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh inter-state border. The incident has been reported from Hime village in Ming-mang, which falls on the inter-state border. As

An incident of firing has been reported from the Assam-Arunachal Pradesh inter-state border. The incident has been reported from Hime village in Ming-mang, which falls on the inter-state border.

As per reports, miscreants from Arunachal opened fire towards people on the Assam side. Reportedly, a row erupted in the area on Tuesday over the construction of a road by the authorities from Arunachal Pradesh.

The road was being constructed linking Likabali and Durpai under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. Reportedly, Assam Police personnel reached the spot and stopped the construction, terming it an illegal act within Assam’s territory, and also burnt down the culvert that was constructed. Following this, yesterday, the incident of firing happened.

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Meanwhile, as per local authorities, the situation in the area is under control now. Security has been increased in the area and, reportedly, authorities from both Assam and Arunachal are engaged in confidence-building measures.

Interestingly, this latest incident of tension at the Assam-Arunachal border comes just a few days after Chief Ministers from both states met in Guwahati. Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu met in Guwahati on Monday evening.

The main focus of the meeting was resolving the long pending border row between the two states. CM Sarma had announced after the meeting that both sides would conduct a ground-level survey on the boundary status so as to reach a permanent solution on the matter.

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First Published: 27th January, 2022 11:24 IST

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