Arunachal asks Assam for solution of boundary dispute

Itanagar, Jul 13 (PTI) Arunachal Pradesh has requested Assam to work out modalities for an amicable and lasting solution to the decades-old boundary problem between the neighbouring states, official sources said here today.Arunachal Home Minister Takar Marde called on Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in Guwahati yesterday and discussed the prevailing situation along the disputed border areas, the sources said.During the meeting, Marde requested Gogoi to set up a high level team comprising of border area legislators of both the states besides deputy commissioners and SPs with a mandate to visit the disputed areas to study ground realities. Despite status-quo agreement signed repeatedly between both the Congress-ruled states, people get evicted from border areas by the police and forest department personnel. Arunachal Pradesh had not accepted the 1951 Bordoloi Commission report on the boundary of the states. The Local Boundary Commission constituted by the Supreme Court about three years ago had a few sittings including one at Itanagar recently.