Hunger strike by elected reps in Meghalaya
Shillong: Cutting across the party line, a group of elected representatives to the Meghalaya Assembly and the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council Tuesday went on a day`s hunger-strike demanding the Government of India intervene in the dispute with Assam on the inter-state boundary.
"It is high time for the Government at the Centre to intervene to solve the problem," UDP legislator Ardent Basaiawmoit told a news agency.
"This is a token of opposition to the long pending inter-state border problem with Assam. We are serious and we no longer believe in discussion with the Assam government," he said.
A sub-committee on inter-state boundary in Meghalaya had recommended to the state government for setting up of an independent boundary commission under the auspices of the Union government which was rejected by the Assam government.
Meghalaya and Assam have 12 areas of differences along the inter-state border.
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