Historic' agreement ends 50-year border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya
Assam's chief minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma, and his Meghalaya counterpart, Conrad Sangma, inked an agreement in the presence of Union home minister Amit Shah in New Delhi on Tuesday to settle the 50-year-old border dispute between the two northeastern states. Chief secretaries of both the states as well as other officials of these states and officials of the home ministry were also present.
"I'd want to express my gratitude to Amit Shah for pointing us in the right way in terms of resolving the border conflicts. The first step of the resolution has been completed today. It's only due of Himanta Biswa Sarma that it's possible "Sangma stated shortly after the agreement was signed.
Shah described the signing of the interstate boundary deal as a "historic day" for the northeast on Twitter.
"A 50-year-old outstanding boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya was finally settled today. Six of the twelve sites in the dispute have been settled, accounting for roughly 70% of the total length of the line. "The remaining six points will be settled as soon as possible," Shah said.
On January 31, the Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya presented a draft resolution to Union Home Minister Amit Shah for his review and approval.
The administrations of Assam and Meghalaya had drafted a resolution to settle their border disputes in six of the twelve "areas of difference" along the 884-kilometer frontier.
What's Your Reaction?