Assam & Meghalaya to hold DC, SP level talks on June 24 to discuss border dispute 

The meeting will be held at Hemren in West Karbi Anglong district of Assam.


By Daiaphira Kharsati


Assam and Meghalaya will hold a Deputy Commissioner (DC) and Superintendent of Police (SP) level meeting tentatively on June 24 to discuss the current inter-state border dispute at Saba and Khanduli villages in West Jaintia Hills (WJH) district. 

The meeting will be held at Hemren in West Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

The meeting, which is crucial for both the states to solve the border issues concerning certain areas in West Jaintia Hills, comes amid recent reports of the Assam government constructing a Border Outpost (BOP) at Saba village, which falls under West Jaintia Hills (WJH) of Meghalaya.

In addition to the talks on the BOP construction at WJH, officials will also discuss the Assam Government's proposal to set up a university in Khanduli, which again falls in the disputed land.

Speaking to The Northeast Today (TNT), the Chief Secretary of Meghalaya, M.S. Rao, informed that the Assam government has been intimated about the BOP and asked not to operationalise the same.

Earlier, the officials from Assam, the district administration of West Jaintia Hills, and MLA of Nartiang, Sniawbhalang Dhar, had inspected the proposed university site and observed that the area may be under Meghalaya.

It may be mentioned that the two areas -Saba village and Khanduli village are disputed areas and have remained a bone of contention for a long time between both the states.

(Edited by Shankar Kumar Turha)

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