Won`t accept 1972 demarcation by Assam: Meghalaya

Meghalaya Monday said it would not accept the 1972 demarcation done by Assam wherein a number of areas were included in the then Mikir Hills district.

Last Updated: Jun 21, 2010, 19:48 PM IST

Shillong: Meghalaya Monday said it would not accept the 1972 demarcation done by Assam wherein a
number of areas were included in the then Mikir Hills
district.

"The block I and block II areas were included in the
Mikir Hills (now Karbi Anglong). The survey was done
unilaterally by Assam. We cannot accept that," state Home
Minister H D R Lyngdoh told reporters here.

He said once the areas of differences are resolved,
Meghalaya will demand re-transfer of these areas to the state.

According to the demarcation done by the then chief
secretary of Assam in 1951, many of the disputed areas like
Psiar and Khatkasla in the borders of Meghalaya`s Jaintia
Hills and Assam`s Karbi Anglong district were in Meghalaya,
Lyngdoh said.

Earlier during a meeting in Guwahati, the chief
ministers of Assam and Meghalaya had decided to constitute a
chief secretary level committee to resolve the vexed boundary
dispute.

The meeting came in the wake of alleged encroachment
by Assam on some areas and a firing incident in the disputed
Langpih area where four people were killed.

PTI