Assam, Meghalaya to constitute regional committees to resolve border disputes between two states

Last Update: 21 August 2022, 21:04 IST

Guwahati [Gauhati]India

Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma with Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma. (Twitter)

Meghalaya had cited 12 areas of border dispute with Assam, and in the first phase, meetings and discussions were held to resolve the six disputed sites.

Assam and Meghalaya will form three regional level committees to resolve disputes in the six border areas between the two states, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma announced on Sunday after a meeting with his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma.

Meghalaya had cited 12 areas of border dispute with Assam, and in the first phase, meetings and discussions were held to resolve the six disputed sites. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed in New Delhi on March 29 in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah, paving the way for resolving the issues of the six disputed sites.

This was the ninth meeting of the CM level on this issue.

The committees will be headed by cabinet ministers from each state as well as members of the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council as three of the six disputed sites fall under the jurisdiction of the KAAC.

Within 15 days, both the governments will notify the regional committees as members of the committees after extensive visits and talks with the local people.

As a goodwill gesture, the Chief Minister will visit the disputed sites. Sarma thanks PM Narendra Modi And Shah said that after resolving the issues related to the six disputed borders in the first phase, the remaining disputes would also be resolved amicably under his guidance.

Assam Chief Secretary Jishnu Barua, his Meghalaya counterpart DP Wahlang, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Sameer Sinha, Principal Secretary Home and Political Neeraj Verma, Secretary Border Security and Development Prabhavati Thaosen, Secretary Home and Political Meghalaya Cyril Diengdoh and other senior officials at the meeting. Both the states were present during

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