Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma holds multi-party meeting on Meghalaya border issue

Assam-Meghalaya border line: Six of the 12 difference areas have been identified.

Guwahati:

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday held a meeting with representatives of all political parties on the Assam-Meghalaya border issue at the State Guest House, Koinadhara.

Assam ministers Ranoj Pegu and Ashok Singhal and opposition leader in the state assembly Debabrata Saikia were among those present at the meeting.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister briefed the representatives of all political parties on the progress made so far on the issue.

According to the Office of the Chief Minister of Assam, to resolve the Assam-Meghalaya border line, six out of 12 areas of divergence have been identified for resolution in the first phase. Dispute areas considered for final settlement include Hahim, Gizang, Tarabari, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillingkata and Ratacherra.

A roadmap for an amicable settlement was prepared based on the recommendations of three regional committees with representatives from both states.

In their long-running inter-state border disputes between Assam and Meghalaya, the chief ministers of the two states held a meeting on December 23 last year and decided to resolve issues in six areas, out of 12.

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