Arunachal encroaching parts of Dehing Patkai National Park: AASU
The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU) activists on Friday staged a dharna demanding proper demarcation of the recently inaugurated Dehing Patkai National Park stating that people of Arunachal Pradesh are encroaching parts of the newly-declared national park, at Naharkatia in Dibrugarh.
“There is no clear demarcation of the Dehing Patkai National Park. The people of Arunachal Pradesh have illegally occupied over 110 hectares of the national park and the state government should immediately call for a dialogue with its counterparts in Arunachal regarding the issue,” said Rupjyoti Borthakur, AASU leader, adding that deforestation and poaching too are rampant in the National Park.
“Heavy encroachment is posing a serious threat to the biodiversity of Dehing Patkai National Park. The government should make efforts to curb the menace and carry out proper conservation of wildlife and biodiversity,” he added.
The Dehing Patkai National Park covers an area of 234.26 square km and spreads over the Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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