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Flash Back July 1997

Boundary Disputes Between Assam and Meghalaya

The North East Coordination Committee on Human Rights (NECOHR), Meghalaya State Chapter, will be taking up the issue of the vexed border disputes between Assam and Meghalaya to bring about “people to people participation” in finding an amicable solution to the decades old problem. An executive meeting of the NECOHR (Central Committee) recently held at Guwahati resolved to appeal to the NGOs in both states to meet and thrash out the problem and to pressurize the respective governments to work out a solution. This was necessary as there seems to be no political will to resolve the issue due to vested interests profiting from the dispute, said a press release.

The NECOHR (MSC) will soon call a meeting to be held with the All Assam Students’ Union, the Asom Jatiyatabadi Yuva Chatra Parishad and others concerned to inform them about the plight of the Hynniewtrep and Achik people living in the border areas particularly the disputed areas in the block I and II of the Jaintia Hills, the Pilingkata and other Ri Bhoi areas and West Khasi Hills border areas adjoining Assam.