Centre works as facilitator in resolving border dispute: MHA
Amid the ongoing border dispute between Assam and Meghalaya, the Centre, on December 14, said that it works as a facilitator for amicable settlement of the dispute in the spirit of mutual understanding.
“The approach of the central government has consistently been that inter-state disputes can be resolved only with the cooperation of the state governments concerned and that the Centre acts only as a facilitator for amicable settlement of the dispute in the spirit of mutual understanding,” said Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai in the Lok Sabha.
He said that as per the available information, there are boundary disputes arising out of demarcation of boundaries and claims and counterclaims over territories between Assam-Arunachal Pradesh, Assam-Nagaland, and Assam-Meghalaya, Assam-Mizoram, among others. Some matters related to division of assets are pending between Andhra Pradesh-Telangana and Bihar-Jharkhand as well, Rai said.
“Occasional protests and incidents of violence are reported from some of the disputed border areas,” said Rai.
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