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Complete realignment of boundary between India –Bangladesh, CCIB tells government

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  14 July 2016 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

SHILLONG, July 13: Following the Central government’s decision to shift the Indo-Bangla border fencing towards the zero line to bring Indian villages within the fence, the Coordition Committee on Intertiol Border (CCIB), a conglomeration of NGOs in Meghalaya, has asked the government to first complete the realignment of intertiol boundary between India and Bangladesh in Meghalaya sector before starting fencing on the zero line. CCIB member Daniel Khyriem , who is also the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) president today said that the group had from the beginning insisted on erection of fencing from the zero line but only after realigning the intertiol boundary. “Our stand (CCIB) from day one is to first realign the intertiol boundary between India and Bangladesh in Meghalaya’s Khasi and Jaintia region,” Khyriem said. The CCIB member also said that this group was not opposing border fencing. Khyriem pointed out that the CCIB was harping on fencing from the zero line because, according to him, the boundary between India and Bangladesh in Khasi and Jaintia hills region of Meghalaya was imagiry and not real. The CCIB member said that after the realignment of the intertiol boundary, the next step for the government is to erect the border pillars.

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