"Silent policy" adopted by Assam & Meghalaya CMs best policy: Raid Nongtung chief
The Raid Nongtung chief Newell Shadap said that the “silent policy” adopted by the chief ministers of the two states, namely Meghalaya and Assam, is the best policy.
Speaking to mediapersons, Shadap was in favour of a “give and take” policy and hoped that the chief ministerial talks between Meghalaya and Assam would have a positive outcome.
“It is not through the use of any authority or force, but a silent policy is the best policy,” he added.
The 82-year-old chief said that the 21 villages are areas of dispute and there are 34 villages in Raid Nongtung.
It may be mentioned the list of villages falling under Block II Raid Nongtung Khyiem Syiemship Ri-Bhoi district, as per the notification dated April 13, 1951 is Madan Umwang, Umtlieh, Khlieh Umwang, Sabuda, Jatalong, Umlaper, Pdengtleit, Umsder, Umru, Umjaktat, Itpatung, Umhi, Lumsohlaper, Laru, Mawshadiang, Umsarang, Mawlen, Umjari, Umtyrshing, Marap.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)