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Assam-Arunachal border dispute: Union HM Amit Shah says, hope to resolve this issue by next year

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Devmali: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Saturday that the inter-state border dispute between Arunachal Pradesh and Assam is expected to be resolved by next year. Shah said that efforts are on to make the Northeast extremist-free. He claimed that 9,000 militants of the region have surrendered during the last eight years of the Narendra Modi government at the Centre.

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Shah was addressing the Golden Jubilee celebrations of Ramakrishna Mission School in Narottam Nagar in Arunachal’s Tirap district. Here he said that the central government is committed to bring peace and development in the region.

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He said that the governments of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam were working for an amicable and permanent resolution of the inter-state boundary dispute.

“Youths of Northeast no longer carry guns and petrol bombs. They are now carrying laptops and are launching startups. This is the path of development that the Centre has envisaged for the region,” he said.

“Manipur, which was earlier known for bandhs and blockades for more than 200 days a year, is now witnessing a sea of change without any bandh during the last five years of BJP rule in the state,” he said.

Shah said that the insurgency in the Bodoland region of Assam was resolved through the signing of the Bodo Peace Accord.

“Surrender of militant groups in Tripura and resolving of the Bru refugee issue was undertaken by the Modi government. The Union Home Ministry has taken initiatives to bring peace to Assam’s Karbi Anglong,” he said.

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The Union home minister said that a three-pronged agenda has been prepared for the development of the Northeast.

“Firstly, we would preserve and promote the indigenous cultures and languages of the region. Secondly, we want to end all disputes among the northeastern states and make it free from insurgency and thirdly, we want to make the eight states the most developed in the country,” he added.

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