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Assam allows goods-laden trucks to enter Meghalaya after border dispute

Movement of other commercial vehicles ferrying goods has been continuing to the neighbouring state.

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Guwahati: Nearly after four days, for the first time, Assam allowed the goods-laden trucks to enter Meghalaya on Friday, after tensions rose between the two States following a clash in a disputed border area, in which six persons were killed.

Following the violence, Assam police stopped all vehicular movement both trucks and passenger vehicles to enter into Meghalaya at all entry points.

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Transportation of fuel from Assam to the hill state has also been stopped by the apex petroleum workers’ body since November 24, following reports of attacks on vehicles in Meghalaya.

Assam government has advised its citizens to avoid travel to Meghalaya. An official advisory has also been issued.

The apex petroleum workers body in Assam, from where all fuel go to Meghalaya, has written separate letters to all PSU energy firms, including IOC, HPCL and BPCL, and informed the union’s decision to not load products in the tankers.

Movement of other commercial vehicles ferrying goods has been continuing to the neighbouring state.

Meanwhile, the last rites of the slain forest guard, the only person from Assam killed in the violence, will be conducted at his native village in West Karbi Anglong district today.

Six people, including a forest guard, were killed in violence at a disputed area along the Assam-Meghalaya border in the early hours of Tuesday, after a truck allegedly laden with illegally felled timber was intercepted by forest personnel of Assam.

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