Pilingkata (Assam-Meghalaya border): The decades-long border row between Assam and Meghalaya appears all set for the ultimate decision, at the least concerning six “comparatively easier disputed” areas. The talks between Assam and Meghalaya governments have renewed hopes amongst residents of those areas, and residents of Pilingkata, one such space, really feel optimistic. They hope in anticipation that the decades-long uncertainty, claims and counter-claims of “space possession” or which half belongs to which state, could be put to relaxation for good.

EastMojo visited Pilingkata to listen to the residents of the border space, which has a mixture of folks from the Garo, Khasi, Karbi, Rabha and Assamese communities.   

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