The district administration of Sonitpur district in Assam and East Kameng district in Arunachal Pradesh agreed on 2 January 2014 to maintain the status quo along the Inter-State boundary.
As per the agreement reached, the status quo along the boundary will be maintained till the Supreme Court delivers its verdict.
The Supreme Court had constituted a Local Boundary Commission headed by Justice (Retd) Tarun Chaterjee in 2006.
The decision was reached during a meeting convened in Assam’s Sonitpur district to discuss the boundary issue. At the meeting, the administration of East Kameng (Arunachal) and Sonitpur (Assam) emphasized on the need to maintain peace, harmony and the age-old bond of the people of the two neighbouring States.
Earlier in December 2013, the district administration of Papum Pera in Arunachal Pradesh and Sonitpur in Assam also had reiterated to maintain the status quo along the boundary. The agreement was reached following the tense situation in boundary area under Tarasso circle in Arunachal Pradesh.
Boundary dispute between Assam and Arunachal arose after the 1951 notification that demarcated the boundary between Assam and Arunachal Pradesh which was ab initio rejected by the later.
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