BISWANATH CHARIALI, June 30 � Widespread sensation has been prevailing in and around Behali Reserve Forest under Biswanath subdivision in Sonitpur district in recent times as the area has been shown to be Chinese territory in their new map published through Google.
The Asian giant has claimed territorial jurisdiction upto Tarasu-Radhasurh Road of the said reserve forest. It may be mentioned here that a severe conflict has been going on since the last couple of years between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh centring on Behali Reserve Forest.
According to sources, the neighbouring State has allegedly encroached upon three to four kms of land at Dikal, three to four kms of land at Gelicho, 500 metres at Dipik, 800 metres at Pacho, three to four kms of land at lower Taracho, two kms at upper Taracho, 500 metres at Radhasurh, two to three kms of land at Bormai, two to three kms in the town and 1,500 metres of land at Dharhia Beel.
Likewise, a large portion of land from Gohpur to Chariduwar is allegedly under the encroachment of Arunachal Pradesh. Further, it has prevented Assam from setting up two forest camps at Chauldhoa and Radhasurh inside Behali Reserve Forest though the Union Home Ministry has already given a green signal in this regard.
Obviously, if this reserve forest comes under China�s suzerainty, as is officially claimed, them Assam stands to lose a huge portion of its geographical territory.