Boundary dispute to be resolved through dialogue
Assam Health Minister, Himanta Biswa Sarmah today said the boundary dispute with Meghalaya would be resolved through dialogue and mutual understanding.
Guwahati: Assam Health Minister, Himanta
Biswa Sarmah today said the boundary dispute with Meghalaya
would be resolved through dialogue and mutual understanding.
Sarmah told reporters here that the state government
had already given a proposal to the Meghalaya government to
resolve the issue and "if they accept it we will take the
process of dialogue forward."
Assam government is prepared to solve the issue
through a "give and take policy", the minister said.
Langpi, where four people were killed on May 14
following a clash between two communities, was not the only
place of dispute between the two states but there were several
other areas bordering the two states where dispute prevails.
"The major area of dispute is Assam`s boundary with
Meghalaya at Karbi Anglong where frequent clashes take place.
We need to resolve all such outstanding issues. The ball is
now in Meghalaya`s court and we need to solve it by adopting a
give and take policy," he added.
Sarmah also announced that the state government would
provide Rs one lakh each to kidney transplant patients for
post-operative care which is very expensive for such patients.