Progress in survey of Meghalaya-B’desh border
Negotiations between survey officials of Meghalaya and Bangladesh have led to resumption of the survey of the APLs along the international border.
Shillong: Negotiations between survey
officials of Meghalaya and Bangladesh have led to resumption
of the survey of the adversely possessed lands (APLs) along
the international border, officials said on Saturday.
Following differences over the disputed tracts, the
officials were engaged in a series of negotiations involving
the locals and finally decided to carry forward the survey
"After the survey resumed, the joint verification has
been completed in Pyrdiwah, Naljuri I and III and Tamabil. The
Lyngkhat I and II tracts would be completed by Monday," a
state survey official said.
"We will complete the verification of those areas
where there is no dispute. Later we will go for further
negotiations in the disputed areas," the official said.
The verification of the "adverse possession lands"
(APLs), beginning at the Sylhet-Meghalaya border, is being
conducted by the land records officials of Bangladesh and
The decision for the joint verification was taken last
September during a meeting between top Indian and Bangladesh
officials at Dhaka to resolve disputes over borders like Dibir
haor, Sripur, Tamabil, Sonarhat, Bichnakandi, Protappur and
Lalakhal in Sylhet with Meghalaya.