NEW DELHI: An incident that took place a week and half back left several people dead on the border of Assam and Meghalaya and followed sporadic incidents of violence in the following days. Based on the multiple occurrences of similar incidents in the Northeastern region of the country, the National Human Rights Commission told the Central government as well as the state government of Assam to take the necessary steps to prevent any more incidents in those lines.
Following the incident, Meghalaya Chief Minister met the Union Home Minister seeking a complete resolution for all border related issues. He also files a memorandum with the NHRC regarding the same incident.
NHRC also sought a response from the Union Home Secratary as well as the Chief Secratary of Assam regarding the matter. It also asked for suggestions regarding a system to prevent any similar incidents in the future. This pertains specially to the regions which are considered to be areas of conflict between the two states. The organisation has also given a deadline of two weeks to both the parties to sumit their official response regarding the matter.
Both the states were already in the middle of talks to resolve the border disputes in 12 identified locations when this incident took place. And Conrad Sangma has already mentioned that the incident has complicated the situation and that it showed that the previous discussions carried no weightage since the area where the incident happened was one among the disputed regions.
Following the incident, the Meghalaya governement had announced the construction of manned border out posts in seven border locations of the state. Steps have also been taken to renovate and upgrade the existing ones to make sure that any such events can be prevented in the future. While the Assam government is waiting for the reports of the judicial committee put incharge of the investigation of the incident.
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