Efforts afoot to up Assam-Arunachal amity

PASIGHAT, Nov 20: In a bid to bolster relations between the neighbouring states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in general and to soothe situation in “tensed” border areas of Lower Siang and East Siang districts in particular, a coordination meeting was held at the DC’s office here this evening.

In this direction, to continue the spirit of amity between the two States, the top officials have agreed to introduce safe stoppage points for drivers & helpers, appointment of nodal officers and to introduce helpline numbers for prompt and protective services, etc.

The house also decided to hold inter-state coordination meetings on a regular basis to check and control every dispute immediately and amicably so that unwanted elements fail to take advantage of the situation to mislead the people.

The meeting, held as per the direction of Commissioner Home (GoAP) was attended by East Siang DC Dr Kinny Singh and SP Rajiv Ranjan Singh, Dhemaji (Assam) DC Narsing Pawar and SP Dr Dhananjay Ghanwat, besides DCs and SPs of Lower Siang, Shi-Yomi, Upper Siang, West Siang, Upper Subansiri and Leparada districts.

The house while “unanimously” condemning the murder of one Dhruba Pathak, who was shot dead at Tuting in Upper Siang district recently, hailed the administration and police of Upper Siang district for taking prompt action. Notably, the accused has already been arrested by Yingkiong Police.

The DC and SP Dhemaji informed the house that the highway at Sili has been cleared and Arunachal-bound vehicles were plying smoothly.

Several key issues pertaining to mobility of transportation, safety & security of human lives, sensitization of citizens, NGOs and CBOs of both States, among others, were discussed by the top government officials of both sides. (DIPRO)