BORDER DISPUTE WITH ARUNACHAL PRADESH
Assam Shares a length of 804.10 km inter-state boundary with Arunachal Pradesh. To solve the boundary disputes with Assam-Arunachal Pradesh a case in Original Suit No. 1/1989 has been filed in the Supreme Court of India. Now the Suit is in the trial stage.
ASSAM-NAGALAND BOUNDARY DISPUTE
The Assam Govt. is taking all necessary measures and adequate steps to protect its boundaries from illegal encroachment by the neighbouring State of Nagaland. Likewise sincere efforts are also being made for protection of lives and properties of the people living in these Border Areas. Many developmental schemes have been taken up to provide the people with all basic amenities of life. All incidents on the border are tackled promptly to ensure that they do not escalate to major law and order problems. Efforts are made by the local district administrations to maintain a high level of alertness with a view to ensuring peace, safety and security of the property of common man living in these areas. Eviction drives are carried out as and when necessary by the Revenue and Forest Department of Assam. To bring together the people living in the borders, the Govt. has initiated to Border Outreach Programmes which include cultural, social, music and sports events held in each border district with the counterpart district across the border. Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, Hon’ble MLAs, PRIs officials and general publics have participated enthusiastically and such programmes have generated much goodwill.
The State of Assam filed Original Suit No. 2/1988 before Hon’ble Supreme Court for identification of boundary and resolving of border disputes with Nagaland and for granting permanent Injunction restraining the State of Nagaland from encroaching the areas within the constitutional boundary of Assam and to declare that state of Assam as rightful owner of all the encroached areas and direct the state of Nagaland to hand over peaceful possession of those areas. The matter is now in the trial stage before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
BORDER DISPUTE WITH MEGHALAYA
As regards border disputes with Meghalaya all efforts are being made at bilateral level to bring about a mutually acceptable solution. At the behest of Govt. of India, Nodal Officers from the two states have been appointed for the Assam-Meghalaya border issues. Meetings of Nodal Officers are held from time to time for sorting out border problems of the two states and to minimize the points of difference between the two States. The last meeting between the Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya took place on 01/04/2017.
ASSAM-MIZORAM BOUNDARY DISPUTE
The length of Assam Mizoram Inter-state Boundary is 164.6 Km (Source Survey of India) and it touches the districts of Cachar, Hailakandi and Karimganj of Assam.
There is no major dispute with the State of Mizoram on border issues. The boundary was notified under Notification No. 2106 AP dated March 9, 1933.
A meeting was held at Shillong, Meghalaya on 24th September, 2014 between the officials of Assam and Mizoram, wherein it was agreed to maintain the status quo along the border of Assam-Mizoram.