CCIB demands fresh boundary survey along Indo-Bangla border
SHILLONG, April 22: The Coordition Committee of Intertiol Border (CCIB) on Friday demanded that fresh boundary survey should be conducted before carrying out fencing of the intertiol Indo-Bangla border.
The CCIB is a conglomeration of organizations from Meghalaya which includes various NGOs, traditiol chiefs and land owners of the Indo-Bangla border.
Members of the CCIB met with Prestone Tynsong Minister of Border Development Area (BAD) in the presence of Shillong MP Vincent H Pala.
“We want the minister to intervene since he is a representative for the border area and pressurize the central government to conduct fresh survey,” CCIB spokesman GH Kharshanlor told newsmen after the meeting here on Friday.
He informed that a memorandum will also be sent to the Congress MP Vincent Pala to place a petition in the petition committee of the parliament regarding the matter.
“The main reason we have taken this decision is because in the last few months we have seen that the District collectors of West Jaintia and Khasi Hills had shown eagerness to finish the border fencing,” he said.
Stressing that the CCIB are not against the border fencing, he said, “The state government should first put in place proper demarcation of the boundary with Bangladesh on the Meghalaya sector of the intertiol border before undertaking any such border fencing because if we follow the protocol agreement between India and Bangladesh then our state will lose huge acres of land.” He further informed that the minister has assured them that the matter will be taken up with the state government.