DC holds coordination meet on boundary issues

YUPIA, Nov 24: In the wake of recent border tension, the Papum Pare district administration headed by DC Pige Ligu on Wednesday held a coordination meeting with public of border villages of Kimin sub-division and Gumto circle, couple of days after top-ranking officials from Assam’s Lakhimpur and Papum Pare have met here to discuss the inter-state boundary issues.

Today’s meeting was attended by administrative officers of Kimin and Gumto, police and forest officials, representatives of Nyishi Elite Society, and residents of Kimin, Belo, Lora, Buka, Boginadi and Bogoli Denka villages.

DC Ligu, who presided over the meeting, apprised the house about the effort put forward by the district administration for a peaceful solution of the border issues. He urged upon all members to create awareness among fellow brethrens in their respective villages to maintain peace and tranquillity to avoid any further escalations in future.

He also spoke about the importance of maintaining good rapport with the neighbouring state for better relations and administrative convenience. Assuring to look into the problems placed by the denizens of the border area, the DC also asked them to directly inform DC or SP during any problem or incident in their areas.

SP Dr Neelam Nega informed the members about the security and legal aspects and consequences of sharing video contents in social media and its sensitivity. ACF (Banderdewa) Mito Rumi and ex-ZPM (Kimin) Tayi Tayu among others also spoke.

During the long discussion, the members apprised the DC about the problems faced by them in border areas and requested for sufficient two-wheelers at Kimin forest beat for proper monitoring and patrolling by Forest personnel, stationing of forest officials in forest beats, and police personnel at police out posts at Buka and Belo villages, proper road connectivity, health, electricity and drinking water supply, etc.