Meghalaya CM Vows to Resolve Boundary Dispute with Assam

Northeast Desk, 21st February: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma reaffirmed his government’s commitment to resolving the ongoing boundary dispute with Assam. He took proactive steps by reaching out to the Assam government to withdraw an FIR against four villagers allegedly involved in the destruction of a foundation stone at Jatalong village under Block-II, as directed by the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).

Addressing concerns raised by Congress MLA Charles Marngar regarding illegal tax collection within Meghalaya’s territory, CM Sangma reiterated his government’s determination to peacefully resolve differences with Assam. He stressed the importance of collective efforts and a positive approach in addressing these issues.

Clarifying the Jatalong incident, CM Sangma highlighted that the FIR was lodged by the ranger of the KAAC, not the Assam government. In response to the arrest warrant issued against the four villagers, Meghalaya’s Chief Secretary wrote to his Assam counterpart, requesting the withdrawal of the cases against them.

Initiating discussions to amicably resolve the matter, the Chief Minister personally engaged in dialogue to prevent further escalation. Assam’s cooperative stance, particularly from the Chief Minister, was acknowledged, fostering hope for a prompt resolution.

With both governments working collectively towards a solution, there is optimism that the boundary dispute will soon be resolved, paving the way for peaceful coexistence and cooperation between Meghalaya and Assam.

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