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Assam-Meghalaya border dispute: Reports submitted and exchanged by committees

In a major development in the decades-long border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya

Assam-Meghalaya

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Jan 2022 2:27 AM GMT

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GUWAHATI/SHILLONG: In a major development in the decades-long border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya, the committees formed by both the States to study and survey the disputed areas in Assam's Kamrup (metro) district and Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district, submitted their respective reports in Shillong on Monday. The reports were submitted and copies of the reports were exchanged in the presence of Assam minister Pijush Hazarika, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong.

Based on the reports, minister Pijush Hazarika and Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong discussed some points. Later, they met Chief Minister Conrad Sangma.

Minister Pijush Hazarika said, "Under the direction of Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, I went to Shillong today. The committee formed by the Assam Government submitted its report and we received the report submitted by the committee constituted by the Meghalaya government. This report will be discussed by our government. Finally, both Chief Ministers will hold a discussion to come up with an amicable solution to the border dispute in Kamrup (metro) and Ri-Bhoi district."

He further said that three committees have been formed to survey and study six disputed areas. While one committee submitted its report today, the other two will be submitting their reports soon.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Conrad Sangma said, "The Assam government has the report made by the Meghalaya government and vice-versa. We have gone through it. Detailed discussion was also held and I must there it was positive one." Sangma also said that there would be another round of Chief Ministerial-level meeting and there the final decisions would be taken.

The Chief Minister of Meghalaya hoped that the meeting will be held in the next week and final outcome, at least for the first phase, will be out.

Sangma also said that on Tuesday, the regional committees of West Khasi Hills district (Meghalaya) led by Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar and Kamrup (Assam) led by Atul Bora will be meeting in Guwahati.

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