Solve border dispute with Assam: Meghalaya to Centre
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Last Updated: Thursday, January 05, 2012, 20:38
Shillong: The Meghalaya government Thursday said that the Centre should take a call on settling the pending inter-state border dispute between Meghalaya and Assam.

"Both governments have had their resolutions on the vexed border dispute, the Centre should take a final call to settle the issue once and for all," chief secretary WMS Pariat told reporters.

The Meghalaya Assembly had unanimously resolved in March 16 last year urging the Centre to initiate a border commission to solve the issue while the House in Assam voted out the need of having a border commission on December 19.

Pariat said he had received yet another request from his counterpart in Assam seeking more clarification on the technical aspects related to the maps of disputed areas handed over to Dispur last year.

Meghalaya seeks to get back 12 areas of differences which the state had been claiming based on oral tradition and history of a particular area of settlement, ethnic composition, language and medium of communication besides historical records of agreement.

It was the May 14, 2010-Langpih firing incident that claimed four lives which prompted the first chief ministerial-level meeting that discussed the border dispute on June 5, 2010 in Dispur.


First Published: Thursday, January 05, 2012, 20:38

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