Arunachal students accuse Assam police of encroachment

ITANAGAR: Tensions along Assam-Arunachal borders surfaced yet again. A student body  has accused the Assam Police of encroachment and illegal action in areas of Arunachal Pradesh.

The All Arunachal Pradesh Students’ Union (AAPSU) has expressed resentment over,  “the atrocities committed on innocent Arunachalees”, by the Assam police in inter-state boundary areas. The students and called for maintaining status quo as per the Supreme Court directives.

AAPSU  president Kamta Lapung and a team of students conducted a three-day ‘inspection’ of boundary areas of the troubled Longding district, including Hase Russa, Kamku Russa and Tanglam Russa villages, from May 30 to June 2, an AAPSU statement said on Tuesday.

Expressing shock at the dismantling of the primary school building and church at Hase Russa village, ( allegedly by Assam police) Lapung said that such acts were inhuman and against the repeated agreements of both the state governments followed by several joint meetings between both the state governments to maintain status quo along the disputed boundaries.

Such actions also disrespect the Supreme Court directive to maintain status quo, as it formed a local boundary commission in September 2004 to identify the boundaries of Assam, Arunachal and Nagaland after the Assam government moved the apex court in 1989.

The AAPSU president called upon the state government to construct permanent buildings immediately at the check posts along the boundary areas for the security of the police personnel and to help them discharge their duties effectively.

Lapung also took a dig at the government officers posted along the boundary areas who were not discharging their duties properly thereby aggravating the boundary problem. He said that there was an unpleasant atmosphere during  the recently concluded Panchayat elections in Longding.  AAPSU asked the state government to post committed officers to such problematic areas.

He also urged that the church and primary school buildings be rebuilt  immediately.

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