NAGAON, Oct 30 - The History Department of Khagarijan College in collaboration with Asamiya Sahitya Sanmiloni organised a two-day national seminar on �Inter-State Border Disputes in North East India�. The inaugural session was held on October 27.
Inaugurating the seminar, Prof S Dutta, former Dean of the Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh observed that inter-State border disputes in the NE region is a chronic and serious problem. He suggested that the Centre should take initiative to bring the States to the negotiating table or appoint a commission whose recommendation must be binding on all the States.
Prof JB Bhattacharyya, former Vice Chancellor of Assam University, Silchar delivered the keynote address. He said that creation of States from Assam after independence is the root cause of frequent border disputes.
Dr Rajen Saikia, well-known historian chaired the inaugural session.
Two technical sessions in due course were chaired by Prof Shristidhar Dutta and AK Thakur. Various research papers were presented in the seminar.