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In an attempt to sort out the long-pending boundary conflict between the two northeastern states, the Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has directed the East Jaintia Hills district regional committee to submit its report at the earliest.
“Two (committees) have submitted their report. The third is still having discussions with its Assam counterpart,” – asserted Sangma.
The direction came just days after state government held a meeting with all stakeholders, after the submission of reports by the West Khasi Hills and Ri Bhoi regional committees.
Recently, the Ri-Bhoi & West Khasi Hills district regional committees submitted its report to the Meghalaya CM. The Ri Bhoi District Committee & West Khasi Hills District Committee is headed by Chairman Prestone Tynsong, and Renikton Tongkhar respectively.
Its worthy to note that both Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will take a final call on the border issue.
Although, border disputes between the two states exist in 12 areas, but the state governments identified six “less complicated” areas for discussion during the recent joint visit.
In case of Meghalaya, these six areas of differences include – Tarabari, Gizang and Hahim in West Khasi Hills district, Ratacherra in East Jaintia Hills district, and Boklapara, Khanapara-Pilingkata in Ri Bhoi district.
Furthermore, the regional committees formed by both northeastern states were tasked with the responsibility of making joint visits to the “areas of differences” along the inter-state border, thereby interacting with all stakeholders, village heads, record their views, and finally submit their reports.