As part of the second phase of border talks, a Chief Ministers’ Level Meeting was held between Assam and Meghalaya in Guwahati on September 30, wherein both governments took a number of decisions, including finalisation of boundary line in first six areas of differences.
Briefing media persons, chief minister Conrad K Sangma informed that both the governments are on the verge of finalising the actual pillars and boundary line in first six areas of differences, whose MoU was signed during the first phase of border talks.
Sangma also informed that the actual boundary line has been finalised in Hahim sector also after a survey was conducted by Assam and Meghalaya to demarcate the line.
He informed that by December 31, both governments will be able to complete the demarcation of the actual boundary line in all the 6 areas of differences MoU of which was signed in the first phase of boundary talks.
“Decision on the rest of 5 areas of differences also will be completed soon, of which 3 of them are very close to completion,” Sangma said.
“We have also discussed the other areas of differences, and we are happy to inform you that in three of the areas we are moving very fast, and we would like to resolve these boundary issues at the earliest,” Sangma further informed.
Stating that the meeting also discussed the law-and-order situation in Block 1 (Khanduli) area, Sangma informed that both the state governments have decided to pull back respective police forces from the border areas, and deploy neutral CRPF forces.
“This will ensure that the people of the area whether from the Assam side or Meghalaya side feel more comfortable.” Sangma claimed.
Sangma also informed that both the chief ministers will be visiting Khanduli in the 4th week of October.