Is Arunachal Pradesh being Sandwiched by either of Neighbours?
By Jon Pebi Tato
Nation-State: China's policy of expansionism is not an unprecedented phenomenon that an Asian giant like India wouldn't know about it. Time & again the bellows of the dragon has been brewing fumes of hostility along the border region perpetuating New Delhi's governance to remain on the edge of a knife habitually and deliberately.
Meanwhile, repeated intimidation and daunting from the other neighbourhood wrecked the sound environment of the state. Be it the Land boundary dispute, tactics of hiding the name of Arunachal's intrinsic region on the Defence Minister's visit or recent notice of encroachment from the forest department, Lakhimpur Sub-division on 19th of November 2021, the harassment has never ceased to prevail.
Be it China or Assam, is the state of Arunachal Pradesh being Sandwiched by either of the Neighbours?
The article comes to the surface while the news of a settlement supposedly constructed by china near the region of Shi-Yomi district and the abrupt notice of encroachment on the Ranga Reserve forest served by the Lakhimpur Division of Assam went viral on social media and over the News channels.
Be it China or Assam, the state of Arunachal Pradesh envisages a sound and friendly environment with either of them. While the former disrupts the international and territorial integrity, the latter leaves no stone unturned to nerve wreck the existing tranquillity.
The Picture has been taken from the NDTV. The incursion of the Chinese doesn't seem to stop and it keeps coming wherein the government on the table strives for balancing the foreign policy with the neighbourhood.
The state of Arunachal prevails in a grim despondency, while either of the neighbours, keeps fuming.
(Photo courtesy: Arunachal Headlines)
The denizen of Belo, Boka & Lora village, Kimin circle expressed distress against the Notice served by the Assam's Forest department on the eviction and encroachment notice time and again.
The notice has been served under section 72(C) of the 1981 AFR Act, amended to 1995 to vacate the region on or before two weeks from the date of issue notice, failing to that the department of Forest, Assam further warns for eviction ejection operation accordingly.
"We have been living here for ages and the State of Assam keeps on threatening us by posting abrupt Eviction Notice, which has wrecked the mindset of the villagers " added Gyamar Marak, a denizen of Buka village.
"Our village has been established on the present area prior to 1950s earthquake, and even during the 1962 Chinese invasion our forefathers have legendary stories of the war, they knew about it while working in the paddy field, it clearly shows how old our village is, therefore is it Assam encroaching us or we are "? stated Marak.
"The Assam's department can do what they want and we shall also do what is necessary" bellowed Marak.
Further, he appealed to all the parents union bodies for their solidarity.
Nangram Nanang, President of All Belo, Lora, Boka stated that the steps taken by the department of Forest of Assam are illegal and they need to refrain from such acts.
"We always regard Assam as our big brother, and they should act accordingly" added Nanang.
Meanwhile the ZPC of Papumpare district, Shri Chucku Bablu was heard stating, "I heard about the incident from the Gao Burah and I have informed the administration"
Further, the ZPC mentioned that the state of Arunachal Pradesh and Assam has already been through a high-level committee meeting but the Assam doesn't seem to have faith in the out-of-court settlement.
"The notice served without any prior information is not a proper code of conduct"_added Bablu
Further, the people of the affected region expressed dismay over the sleepless night out of the repeated threatening insighted by the Assam forest department.
Speaking to the media the denizens expressed a ray of hope from PM Modi, and the HCM of both the state to bring forth an amicable solution.
The state of Bos Frontalis has been reeling under the squashing pressure from the dragon and the Rhinoceros for ages.
The tranquillity of the state has been on the edge of a knife while maintaining mutual and peaceful co-existence with its neighbours.
From the staple visa issue and to the Chinese claim over the region and till the innumerous issues pertaining to the state of Assam, has the state of Arunachal Pradesh Sandwiched by either of the Neighbours ? or moving ahead with a progressive neighbour.