Solve border dispute with Assam: Meghalaya to Centre

Last Updated: Thursday, January 5, 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.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 20:38

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