GUWAHATI/SHILLONG: Assam and Meghalaya cupboards on Wednesday accepted the disputed land division components for resolving the 50-year-old inter-state border row at six of the 12 factors of variations, paving the best way for the 2 CMs to submit the choice earlier than Union dwelling minister Amit Shah on Thursday.
The six areas of disputes taken up for resolving within the first part cowl roughly a 36.8-sqkm space of which 18.51 sqkm is proposed to be below Assam and remaining 18.28 sqkm below Meghalaya.
Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma stated, “The components primarily based on suggestions by the three regional committees and agreed upon on the CM-level assembly on the six disputed areas was accepted by the cupboard for resolving the border dispute. Tomorrow, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sanagma and I’ll apprise dwelling minister Amit Shah of our choice and can urge the Authorities of India to take the subsequent step of resolving the border dispute constitutionally.”
A decision to 6 areas of variations out of 12 alongside the Assam-Meghalaya boundary is anticipated to be arrived at by January 21 when Meghalaya would have fun its fiftieth yr of statehood.
In Shillong, after the Meghalaya cupboard assembly, Sangma stated, “As each the states have 100% agreed on the report, we might be submitting kind of a standard report back to the Union dwelling minister after which I believe the Authorities of India has to maneuver in response to the legal guidelines and the invoice to be put up.”
He added, “Whereas that occurs, administratively the 2 states will additional focus on the nitty gritties of the demarcation. So, we will agree on villages however demarcating a border, these are facets that are throughout the provisions of Parliament. The Survey of India should are available in and joint inspections might should be carried out and the invoice needs to be there.”
Like Assam, the Meghalaya cupboard additionally accepted the proposal or the suggestions given by the three regional committees.
“We’ve additionally seen ethnicity as one thing essential. Each the state governments have felt strongly that any state authorities might attempt to declare some areas but when individuals residing in these areas do not want to be in that specific state, one can not drive individuals to return into a selected state,” Sangma stated. He added, “We’ve gone right down to the grassroots and the committees have meticulously gone and visited all 36 villages which had been below dispute within the six areas that had been there.”
On whether or not there could be a must amend the NE Reorganization Act, Sangma stated, “We will have administrative models and administrative management over sure areas however the precise demarcation of boundaries should be carried out by Parliament.”

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