Final Up to date: August 20, 2022, 15:51 IST
The second part of border talks between Meghalaya and Assam aimed toward resolving variations relating to 6 disputed areas can be held at Guwahati on Sunday, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong stated on Saturday. The 2 northeastern states had signed a memorandum of understanding for ending the five-decade-old border dispute in six of the 12 disputed areas in New Delhi on March 29 within the presence of Union Residence Minister Amit Shah.
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Okay Sangma and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma can be assembly at Guwahati on Sunday to debate organising of regional committees to take ahead the second part of border talks for resolving the remaining six areas of distinction, Tynsong informed PTI. Resolving the border difficulty with Assam is a precedence of the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance authorities, the deputy chief minister stated.
The six areas that have been taken up for ultimate settlement in March embrace Tarabari (4.69 sq km), Gizang (13.53 sq km), Hahim (3.51 sq km), Boklapara (1.57 sq km), Khanapara-Pilangkata (2.29 sq km) and Ratacherra (11.20 sq km).
The remaining six areas embrace villages in disputed blocks 1 and a pair of transferred from the then United Khasi and Jaintia district to Assam’s Karbi Anglong district for administrative comfort within the 50s. In 1972, Meghalaya was carved out of Assam and each states share a 733-km boundary.
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