Assam, Meghalaya resolve to settle border disputes at remaining six sites. India News – Times of India

Guwahati: Assam and Meghalaya The governments on Sunday resolved to settle disputes in the remaining six of the 12 disputed areas along the inter-state border. Meghalaya claims to be located in three of its districts while Assam claims three disputed sites which, according to the state, are in the hilly district of Karbi Anglong.
In the first phase, both the states agreed and in the presence of the Union Home Minister, the dispute was resolved in the first six of the 12 disputed areas. Amit Shah New Delhi in March
“We have settled six sites of differences in the past and six were left to be resolved. The process started with less complex sites. Now we have decided to work on the remaining six disputed sites, which are a bit complicated.” Himanta Biswa Sarma Said after an hour’s discussion with his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma in city.
Like last time, he said, it was decided by both the state governments to constitute three regional committees, each to be headed by a cabinet minister. After the three regional committees are notified by both the governments within 15 days, the chairpersons of the committees will meet, visit the sites and try to resolve the disputes as per the broad parameters prescribed at the time of deciding the disputes in the first phase.
“We have decided that the regional committee, which will visit the disputed sites in Karbi Anglong, will also have representatives of its autonomous council,” Sarma said.
The second phase is complex as areas such as the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council and Langpih Violent clashes have been witnessed in the past.
Meghalaya CM Sangma told the media that the process of finding a final solution to the entire border dispute would continue. “During the second phase discussion of interoperability in six zones mainly Siyar, Khanduli, Block I and II, Langpih and Borduar will be taken up. We hope that after the formation of committees, site visits, public consultations and consultations with stakeholders will begin. Hopefully within a reasonable time we will be able to complete the process for the next six locations.
Sangma said that as a confidence building measure and goodwill, both the chief ministers would visit important places like Block I and II.
On 8 August 2011, the Meghalaya government raised the issue of 12 disputed sites and submitted maps to the Assam government. Under the first phase of the boundary agreement, Assam got total control of 18.51 sq km, while Meghalaya got possession of 18.28 sq km. Meghalaya claimed 36 villages in 2011, of which 30 remained with them.