Arunachal: No inter-state boundary dispute at Gumto- DC

He further appealed the public not to spread any unverified rumors and added both sides should look for peaceful coexistence.


Deputy Commissioner Incharge Papum Pare, Vikram Singh Malik informed that there is no such inter-state boundary dispute at Gumto as reported in some social media of Assam and urged the people not to react on an unverified report.

This boundary dispute is an old issue and the matter is in Supreme Court. But even if there is small boundary dispute, both the administrations of Papum Pare and North Lakhimpur will sit talk and sort out the issue, added Malik.

He further appealed the public not to spread any unverified rumors and added both sides should look for peaceful coexistence.

He also called for responsible reporting from media outlet stating that any misinformation can escalate many disputes.

Reportedly, on 19 July one JCB was pressed for clearing up space for constructing one Boundary Outpost of 13 Assam Battalion around 50 meters away from Gumto Check Post and around 100 meters distance from Mainajuli Police Outpost, Assam.

It is learnt that forest officials and personnel of Mainajuli Police Outpost were present at the place along with one contractor. Official from Gumto administrations along with police objected the work and asked them to halt the clearing. Later, on 23 July DC and SP of North Lakhimpur district visited the area and had a meeting with Gumto Circle Officer and Police officers.

DC incharge Malik also stated that he had a telephonic conversation with the DC North Lakhimpur on the issue added that there is no such dispute as reported.

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All Nyishi Student Union (ANSU) Vice President Tana Sushil Tara who visited the place upon hearing the rumour of boundary dispute appealed for peaceful coexistence and added media should help in spreading communal harmony.

He said that the public should not interface with the matter concerning to administration work. But he also appealed to both the State governments to come up with a solution to solve the long existing dispute.

“We are peace loving people. Everything is normal and there is no tension here,” said Sushil appealing to the people of Assam to maintain peace as well.

Meanwhile,  Gumto Youth Welfare Association (GYWA) President Ngurang Topu countered the report in social media and said that the Gumto locals did not threaten anyone with or without weapon.

“The reports are fabricated and such bring physiological fear among people. But we are all brothers. We have been living together like families since long time ago and we still live together in peace,” added Topu.

He also appealed the people not to give heed to such report and added that any rumors should be verified.


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