Recent bother has begun on the Assam-Meghalaya border. Crowds from either side swelled close to the inter-state border. A Meghalaya officer of the rank of deputy superintendent of police was injured whereas managing the gang on Thursday.

Assam-Meghalaya stress sparked off afresh on Tuesday in Umlapher space in Assam’s West Karbi Anglong district. An Assam Police officer allegedly misbehaved with two males from Meghalaya resulting in a gathering of about 300 individuals in latter’s Ri-Bhoi district. Their path was blocked, resulting in an altercation.

Assam-Meghalaya border dispute is an previous drawback attributed to totally different readings of the demarcation of the boundaries from the settlement inked on the time of the creation of Meghalaya as a separate state from Assam in 1972.


Assam and Meghalaya share an 885-km-long border. As of now, there are 12 factors of dispute alongside their borders.

The Assam-Meghalaya border dispute are the areas of Higher Tarabari, Gazang reserve forest, Hahim, Langpih, Borduar, Boklapara, Nongwah, Matamur, Khanapara-Pilangkata, Deshdemoreah Block I and Block II, Khanduli and Retacherra.

Meghalaya was carved out of Assam below the Assam Reorganisation Act, 1971, a regulation that it challenged, resulting in disputes.

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A significant level of rivalry between Assam and Meghalaya is the district of Langpih in West Garo Hills bordering the Kamrup district of Assam. Langpih was a part of the Kamrup district in the course of the British colonial interval however post-Independence, it turned a part of the Garo Hills and Meghalaya.

Assam considers it to be a part of the Mikir Hills in Assam. Meghalaya has questioned Blocks I and II of the Mikir Hills -now Karbi Anglong area – being a part of Assam. Meghalaya says these have been components of erstwhile United Khasi and Jaintia Hills districts.


The dispute started quickly after the creation of Meghalaya. In the course of the 12-year-long chief ministerial tenure of former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, border dispute was one of many flash factors.

The truth is, an Assam authorities visitor home, utilized by Tarun Gogoi because the official residence, was caught in a row. Situated on a small hillock in Khanapara-Pilangakata block, it was typically claimed by Meghalaya as its territory.

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The State Visitor Home was constructed in 1976 apparently to accommodate a VIP (crucial particular person) visiting Guwahati to attend the All India Congress Committee Conference. Meghalaya all the time maintained that information proved its declare on the land.


Each Assam and Meghalaya have constituted border dispute settlement committees. Just lately, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad Sangma determined to arrange two regional committees to resolve the border disputes in a phased method.

Sarma lately stated 5 facets have been to be thought-about in resolving the border dispute. They’re historic info, ethnicity, administrative comfort, temper and sentiments of the individuals involved and the contiguity of the land.

Six websites are in consideration within the first part. These are Tarabari, Gijang, Hahim, Baklapara, Khanapara-Pilingkata and Ratacherra.

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These disputed areas are a part of Cachar, Kamrup Metro and Kamrup Rural on Assam’s facet and West Khasi Hills, Ri Bhoi district and East Jaintia Hills on Meghalaya’s facet.


The states of the Northeast have been largely carved out of Assam, which has border disputes with a number of states. Assam’s border disputes with Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland are pending within the Supreme Court docket.

Assam’s border disputes with Meghalaya and Mizoram are at the moment within the part of decision by way of negotiations. The border dispute with Mizoram lately turned violent, resulting in intervention from the Centre.

The chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya have held separate talks in July and August to resolve border dispute. By the way, Assam’s capital was Shillong, Meghalaya’s current capital, earlier than it was shifted to Dispur in 1972.

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