Assam and Meghalaya resolve border issue in 6 locations by January 15


A crucial meeting between Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma took place on Wednesday evening.

On Wednesday, the governments of Assam and Meghalaya decided to resolve their border dispute in six of the twelve locations by January 15 of next year.

The two chief ministers will take a final appeal on reports submitted by the Assam and Meghalaya regional committees by January 15 next year to address the long-standing issue in six relatively less complicated areas.

The six contested localities are Tarabari, Gizang, Fahala, Baklapara, Khanapara (Pilingkata) and Ratacherra. These areas fall under the metropolitan districts of Cachar, Kamrup and Kamrup of Assam and West Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi and East Jaintia Hills of Meghalaya.

The move came during a crucial meeting between Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma at the Koinadhara state guesthouse in Guwahati on Wednesday evening.

Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said: “Today’s meeting has been very productive. The two chief ministers have made the decision that we are going to sit together maybe two more times and by January 15th we will be fixing the issues. “

He added: “By December 31, the regional committees of Assam and Meghalaya must submit their reports to their respective chief ministers. Thereafter, an internal meeting will take place. By January 15, the two chief ministers will take a final appeal on the results of the reports. “

Both The governments of Assam and Meghalaya formed three regional committees each in August this year to resolve disputes in at least six of the 12 disputed areas between the two northeastern states.

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