Shillong: The disputed tracts along the
Assam-Meghalaya boundary has been divided into 12 sectors and
they will be taken up one by one for discussion, Meghalaya
Chief Secretary WMS Pariat said on Wednesday.
Pariat, who held a meeting with his Assam counterpart N K
Das at Guwahati late last evening, said Meghalaya has produced
documents substantiating its claim on the 12 patches.
"We will be taking up the patches one by one during
further discussions. The meeting was positive," Pariat said,
adding that the localized issues would be handled at the
deputy commissioner level".
The chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya, during a
meeting in Guwahati last year, had constituted a committee
headed by chief secretaries of both the states to resolve the
Both the state had agreed to maintain status quo in the
disputed areas, and not allow any fresh settlement in these
places. Any development work would be carried out by either
government after intimation to the other, the meeting had
The chief secretary-level committee was formed in the
wake of a firing by Assam Police in the disputed Langpih area
that killed four persons after a clash between two