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Meghalaya CM to meet MHA officials to finalise boundary dispute with Assam

The boundary dispute between the two neighbouring States has lingered for more than five decades. Both Assam and Meghalaya have agreed in principle for the exchange and administrative control of these villages under a give and take policy.

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Shillong: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma will meet officials of the Ministry of Home Affairs on March 9 to finalise the demarcation of the boundary at six areas of different locations between the two neighbouring States.

“I just got the information two hours back and I have been told that the meeting will be held on March 9,” Sangma told reporters.

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Assam and Meghalaya have agreed to resolve differences at six locations -Tarabari, Hahim, Pilangkata, Khanapara, Ratacheera and Gijang – along their border that covers 36 villages.

The boundary dispute between the two neighbouring States has lingered for more than five decades. Both Assam and Meghalaya have agreed in principle for the exchange and administrative control of these villages under a give and take policy.

The Survey of India has also held meetings with state government officials of both the States for differentiation of the boundary between Assam and Meghalaya. Assam and Meghalaya have agreed to resolve differences at six locations -Tarabari, Hahim, Pilangkata, Khanapara, Ratacheera and Gijang – along their border that covers 36 villages.

The boundary dispute between the two neighbouring States has lingered for more than five decades. Both Assam and Meghalaya have agreed in principle for the exchange and administrative control of these villages under a give and take policy.

Sangma and his Assam counterpart, Himanta Biswa Sarma have earlier said that once these six areas are resolved and properly demarcated with the approval of the Parliament, then work on the complex areas would begin. Chief Minister has also apprised Union Home Minister Amit Shah on the reports of the regional committee on the border to resolve the land disputes in the six locations.

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