SYLLABUS SECTION: GS II
WHY IN THE NEWS?
Recently, Assam Chief Minister and his Arunachal Pradesh counterpart signed the Namsai Declaration for Border Realignment,
Minimizing the interstate boundary dispute involving 123 villages.
MORE DETAILS ABOUT BORDER REALIGNMENT:
- The boundary line shown on 29 toposheets by a high power committee in 1960 will be taken,
- As the basis for the Border Realignment, of the Arunachal Pradesh, Assam boundary towards resolving decades of dispute.
- Present day Arunachal Pradesh, which attains Statehood in February 1987, used to be the North East Frontier Tract, administer by the Governor of Assam as an agent of the President of India.
- It was rename North East Frontier Agency and brought under the Central government’s control in 1954.
- According to the declaration, all border issues between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh will be confine to those raise before the local commission in 2007.
- Following the Assam, Meghalaya boundary dispute, both the States decides to constitute 12 regional committees each covering the districts on either side of the boundary for joint verification of the 123 villages.
- These committees will make recommendations to the respective State government keeping in view the historical perspective, administrative convenience, contiguity and people’s will, to delineate the Interstate boundary.
- The two Chief Ministers agrees in principle that 33 border villages should remain in Arunachal Pradesh and three in Assam.
- Final decision will be base on the recommendations of the regional
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SOURCE: THE HINDU