Assam & Meghalaya sign agreement to end border dispute

Mar 29, 2022 05:44 pm

The issue between the states of Assam and Meghalaya began way back in 1972 when they separate. Demarcation of boundaries was a major reason for dispute as often the readings of demarcation had variations.

Today Assam‘s chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya’s counterpart Conrad Sangma signed an agreement in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi to end the 50-year-old border dispute between the two states.

"I want to thank Amit Shah for giving us the direction to resolve the border disputes. Today, the first phase of the resolution has been done. It could only be possible because of Himanta Biswa Sarma," Sangma said soon after signing the agreement.

A draft resolution was submitted by the CMs of Assam and Meghalaya to Shah on January 31 for examination and consideration by the MHA. The governments of Assam and Meghalaya had come up with a draft resolution to resolve their border disputes in six of the 12 "areas of difference" along the 884-km boundary.

Taking to Twitter, Shah called the signing of the interstate boundary settlement a "historic day" for the northeast.