Assam erecting electric poles in Arunachal territory, says union

SEIJOSA, Mar 12: Claiming that the Assam government is erecting electric poles inside Arunachal’s territory without the knowledge of the local administration and the public, the All Pakke-Kessang Pijeriang Dissing Passo Seijosa Students’ Union has requested the Pakke-Kessang administration to take urgent steps to halt the development and provide immediate security backup in Namorah, in Dissing Passo circle, to maintain peace in the area.
In a representation to the Seijosa ADC, the union said that “on 4 April, 2002, a memorandum of understanding/compromise letter had been signed at Namorah between Assam and Arunachal, under the aegis of the GBs of both sides, in the presence of hundreds of people from both the states.
“As per the MoU, an agreement was made that the land between Tenga Nalah and Namorah will remain a ‘no man’s land or community land’, until proper interstate boundary demarcation is made. It is also pertinent to mention that the said area is actually Arunachal territory, but for the sake of maintaining brotherhood among the two communities, it was understood and agreed as ‘no man’s land’,” the union said.
It said that “since then, both the states have maintained peace, but to our great dismay, the government of Assam is misguiding the innocent public of Assam and violating the MoU to disturb the ever long maintained brotherhood by forcefully attempting to occupy the said land through various means.”
The union said that the “Assam government’s attempt to forcefully occupy the land in the name of development project must be viewed very seriously as it is against the joint social declaration of the Nyisiii-Bodo peace summit and intends to disturb the communal harmony maintained by the two sides since ages.”