The North East Students’ Organisation (NESO) on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to Union Home minister Amit Shah to solve the inter-state boundary dispute.
Due to the non-demarcated boundary between the Northeastern states, the inter-state boundary dispute has been going on. The inter-state boundary dispute involves the states of Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.
“This issue has been lingering on for far too long where tension and conflict crop up time and again without any resolve and solution resulting not only in the immense hardship and suffering for the people residing in these disputed border areas but even to the extent of losing precious human lives,” said Sinam Prakash Singh, secretary-general of NESO.
He said, “Even though NESO has been striving for people-to-people contact in these areas and also has been urging the respective state governments to solve this vital issue but unfortunately to date nothing concrete has been reached,”.
“We urged the centre to intervene in the matter by playing a constructive role to bring about a lasting solution to this critical problem. We would also like to inform you that various agreements were reached between the respective state governments to maintain a status quo in the disputed areas but these agreements were time and again not honoured resulting in tension and damage of people’s property living in these areas,” Singh said.
Singh further added, “We would also like to bring to notice that many of these disputed areas are being occupied by the illegal migrants from Bangladesh posing a threat not only to the demography but also to the security of the region,”.