From Staff Correspondent
Shillong, Sept 25: A perturbed Civil Society Women’s Organisation (CSWO) has asked the State government to take cognisance of the organisations and institutes located along the Assam-Meghalaya inter-State border for mentioning their location as Assam. Some of these institutions have sprung up in areas of differences between the two States. Asking the government to take immediate action, CSWO president Agnes Kharshiing said on Monday, “The State government should also issue a notification to all organisations and departments that the real map of Meghalaya should be used and displayed in their project proposals and not to mislead the people and help furthering alietion of tribal land.” The CSWO also urged the institutes and organisations to get the clarification or NOC from the State government for the use of the map of Meghalaya and not to confuse the people.
The organisation also criticised the State government for its failure to solve the inter-State boundary dispute even when two Congress governments were in power for many years.
“It is unfortute that both the States of Assam and Meghalaya failed to resolve their differences despite both being ruled by the Congress for a considerable period of time,” she said, adding, “Langpih is one pointer on how the Government of Meghalya has failed to the extent that Assam has now laid further claims over the area”