Assam and Meghalaya have partially resolved a 50-year-old border dispute

Northeastern States Assam and Meghalaya have partially resolved a 50-year-old border dispute in six of the 12 sectors along their 885-km boundary.

Assam and Meghalaya have partially resolved a 50-year-old border dispute: Key-Points

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and his Meghalaya counterpart Conrad K. Sangma signed a “historic” agreement for closure in six disputed sectors that were taken up for resolution in the first phase.

The pact was inked in the presence of Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi.

The six disputed sectors are Tarabari, Gizang, Hahim, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillangkata, and Ratacherra under the Kamrup, Kamrup (Metro), and Cachar districts of Assam and the West Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi and East Jaintia Hills districts of Meghalaya.

Out of the disputed 36.79 sq. km of land, Assam will get 18.51 sq. km of the disputed areas and Meghalaya will get the remaining 18.28 sq. km. About 70% of the inter-State boundary has now become dispute-free with the signing of the agreement.

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