Arunachal govt urged to take up border row in SC

DY365
DY365
Published: August 11,2020 11:36 AM
DY365

Story highlights

August 11, 2020: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) has demanded a special team to take up the border dispute case in the Supreme Court.

August 11, 2020: The All Arunachal Pradesh Border Students’ Union (AAPBSU) has demanded a special team to take up the border dispute case in the Supreme Court. It appealed that an OSD under the directorate of border affairs, an additional standing counsel and an independent director of interstate border affairs be appointed for the management of boundary disputes with Assam in the Supreme Court.





The AAPBSU, in a memorandum to the chief minister, said the boundary disputes case between Assam and Arunachal needs “accurate, dedicated, expert interpretation and regular follow-up.” It noted that the entire northeastern states, including Assam, have fully functional and well-funded departments for research and development of their border areas, whereas boundary issues and disputes in Arunachal Pradesh are attached to the home department without proper funding and information.”





Arunachal Pradesh shares a length of 804.10 km inter-state boundary with Assam. To solve the boundary disputes, a case in Original Suit No. 1/1989 has been filed in the Supreme Court of India.