BISWANATH CHARIALI, June 21 � An inter-State district administration meeting was held at the Circuit House at Bhalukpong on June 5 and attended by the authorities of district administrations of East Kameng, Arunachal Pradesh and Sonitpur, Assam, to discuss and sort out problems connected with the recent incident that occurred at Dipik-Bogiajuli along the Assam-Arunachal border.
Tope Bam, DC, East Kameng, AP and Tapan Chandra Sarmah, DC, Sonitpur with AP Tiwari, SP, Sonitpur and his counterpart T Ringu, East Kameng, put forward their respective views of peaceful co-existence along the border and that no such fresh incidence be allowed to take place in the future. Precautions like maintaining status quo, joint patrolling and notifying the gaonburhas of Arunachal Pradesh to apprise villagers to maintain peace and tranquility in their areas and that no fresh encroachment be allowed by either sides was adopted as resolutions.
The meeting also decided that in order to maintain good neighbourly relations, both the district administrations should have regular interactions by arranging such meetings.
Prior to this meet, the DC and SP of Sonitpur called upon the mediapersons of Biswanath sub-division at an interaction at the conference hall of the office of the SDO (C), Biswanath to circulate positive news to quell any mistrust and possible violations by any negative element along the border.
Both the meetings were attended by Abhijit Baruah, SDO (C), Biswanath, the DFO (T), Biswanath, the DFO (w/l) Biswanath and the SDIPRO Biswanath.
In the meantime, a joint public meeting was held recently at Behali under Biswanath sub-division under the aegis of Behali Anchalik AASU to protest against the aggression and attack by Arunachali people upon the people of Assam residing along the Assam-Arunachal border in association with other students and voluntary organisations.
The meeting was presided over by Diganta Das in which AASU�s central committee member Duldul Borkataki, organising secretary of Sonitpur district AASU, Diganta Barhoi, joint secretary of Biswanath Zila AJYCP Atanu Saikia, AATSA secretary Tapan Kurmi, AASA secretary, Ajit Kurmi, Nature�s Banyapran�s Arindam Goswami, Gangmou Sanjivani�s Bimal Bharali, Behali small-tea growers� association president Kumud Saikia, Borgang Sahitya Sabha secretary Kunju Hazarika etc were present.
The speakers unanimously condemned the Bogijuli incident and urged the government to compensate the victims of the incident. They also strongly criticised the administration for not taking the issue of aggression seriously although a good number of agitational programmes were carried out by several organisations and demanded immediate inspection of the area by the state forest minister. The meeting also decided to observe economic blockade against Arunachal Pradesh and stage sit-in demonstration at Dispur.
The speakers criticised the MLA of Behali LAC, Pallab Lochan Das for his inaction and inert behaviour on the issue. The secretary i/c of Behali AASU, Shimanta Bania conducted the meeting while president Diganta Das called upon the public and all the organisations of greater Behali to be united on this issue.