Assam and Meghalaya on August 6 decided to resolve the inter-state border dispute issues in phase-wise manner.
Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma met his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma in Guwahati for the second round of CM-level talks over the border dispute. They said that six out of 12 disputed areas have been identified and will be resolved on priority basis.
Both states have decided to form three committees from each side, headed by cabinet ministers. The committees will visit the six identified locations, the meeting decided.
Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that, from Assam side there is no dispute. “Dispute arose because Meghalaya’s claim of territory in 12 locations. All 12 disputes can’t be resolved at once, hence we’re moving step by step with 6 locations,” he told reporters.
In Guwahati today for the second meeting on Meghalaya-Assam Border Issue. Thank Hon'ble Chief Minister of Assam, Sh. @himantabiswa Ji for according a warm welcome. Look forward to positive deliberations. pic.twitter.com/Y67BeXptYu
— Conrad Sangma (@SangmaConrad) August 6, 2021
Continuing our spirit of mutual friendship, after a meeting on July 23 in Shillong to resolve the outstanding border issues between #Assam and #Meghalaya, joined Hon CM Sri @SangmaConrad in #Guwahati today.
This is the biggest deliberation in this direction in recent times. 1/2 pic.twitter.com/cg5E784mF0
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) August 6, 2021
The six locations are in three districts of Assam and three districts of Meghalaya.
As a gesture of goodwill, both chief ministers will visit Langpih area to give assurance to the people that complicated issues such as Langpih will be resolved.