Guwahati: Assam and Meghalaya have agreed for permanent settlement of their inter-state boundary dispute in six of the 12 areas of difference, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
“Discussions have been going on at various levels between Assam and Meghalaya to arrive at an amicable solution to the border issue. The approach of the Central government has consistently been that inter-state boundary issues can be resolved only with the cooperation of the State Governments concerned and that the Central government acts as a facilitator for amicable settlement of the boundary issue in the spirit of mutual co-operation and understanding,” said Minister of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai.
The border dispute between the two neighbouring states erupted in clashes and resulted in the death of six individuals.
The incident had injured at least 50 Assam police personnel, including the Cachar district superintendent of police, in the bordering areas of Lailapur (Cachar district, Assam) and Vairengte (Kolasib district, Mizoram) on July 26, 2021.
Earlier in the month of January this year, BJP leader and Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma had hinted that the decades-old border dispute between the two states could be resolved using a formula of “give and take” between the two northeastern states.