Border Battle: Assam records 209 interstate border dispute incidents since 2016

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Disputes with Nagaland was the highest with some 99 incidents of border disputes reported since 2016 but only 52 were registered
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Border Battle: Assam records 209 interstate border dispute incidents since 2016

Guwahati: The tension in the inter-state borders of Assam can be gauged with the fact that at least 127 cases of inter-state border disputes were registered in the state since 2016, when BJP took over the state from Congress.

Besides the registered cases, hundreds of other incidents of inter-state border disputes were also reported.

Since 2016, at least 209 incidents of border disputes were reported in the state, said official numbers given in reply of leader of the opposition (LoP) in state assembly, Debabrata Saikia on Monday.

Disputes with Nagaland was on top with some 99 incidents of border disputes between the two states reported since 2016 and out of them only 52 were registered so far.

According to the statistics, the border areas of Assam and Nagaland, Assam-Mizoram, Assam-Meghalaya as well as bordering areas of Arunachal Pradesh continued to record such incidents.

Similarly, 27 cases of border disputes with Arunachal Pradesh were reported during the period of which 27 were registered. All 42 cases with Mizoram were registered whereas only six cases were registered out of some 40 incidents of disputes with Meghalaya.

“So far only three persons were arrested in connection to these incidents,” the government replied.  

Border disputes with Nagaland and Mizoram have escalated recently. In May, few suspected Nagaland-based miscreants opened fire at the Congress MLA Rupjyoti Kurmi and a team who were visiting Assam Nagaland borders in Jorhat district.

Assam Police subsequently advised the Nagaland side to immediately disengage from the Dissoi Valley reserve forest.

On Sunday early hours, suspected Mizo miscreants allegedly used explosives in the bordering areas of Assam to create panic near Kulichara-Singoa area along the Assam-Mizoram border in Cachar district.

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