Illegal boundary pillars erected by Assam within Arunachal uprooted

By Staff Reporter

ITANAGAR, Mar 18: Changlang district administration (DA) on Friday last had dismantled a boundary pillar erected illegally by Assam’s survey department within Bordumsa circle of Changlang district.

On 15 March last, a complaint was received from Bordumsa locality of areas that neighbouring state’s survey department had erected a boundary pillar within Arunachal, said ADC Oling Lego, adding DA officers along with police went to the spot and dismantled the pillar.

Expressing unhappiness over Assam’s action,  Lego said that they have tried  to spread their areas when both  neighbouring states have not yet reached a consensus on the boundary issues. “Assam has unilaterally erected a pillar 3-km inside Arunachal territory from actual boundary into,” Lego said.

Despite knowing the location is within the forest reserve area known as Kulapathar, Assam people blocked the roads in Assam side till the spot, he said adding that they are not against the people living in boundary areas, but Assam should not indulge in such activities without any joint consultation which is objectionable.

He further said that prior to the arrival of DA, Bordumsa locals had already uprooted  two boundary pillars.

Meanwhile, the ADC urged Assam and Arunachal boundary residents to maintain peace and cooperate to avoid any tension along the boundary areas.

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