‘Border dispute to be settled through dialogues’

Last Updated: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 22:50

Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Thursday said Assam and Meghalaya have to hold dialogue and negotiation to settle the differences along their common border.

"We have done our homework, whatever is required to
build our case in the right perspective and we have built up
our case with enough documents and past records available and
we expect Assam to build their own case," Mukul said.

He maintained that both the governments has to further
adopt a strategy which would be acceptable mutually as "we are
talking about settlement of this (boundary) dispute through
dialogue, negotiation and discussion by both the parties."

Defending his government, Mukul said, "The government
in its own wisdom had adopted a resolution to urge the Centre
for the constitution of a border commission."

However, Assam rejected the idea.
Meghalaya and Assam have 12 areas of difference along
the inter-state border and the matter got worse when in May
2010 four youths from Meghalaya were shot dead by Assam police
during a clash Langpih.

In the state assembly, the Meghalaya government
recently laid claim on the official residence of Assam Chief
Minister, the Khanadhura hillock guest house at Khanapara,
which was vehemently opposed by the MLAs of Assam.


First Published: Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 22:50

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