Encroachment by Assam is continuing at Nongwah-Mawtamur although the dispute over the area is yet to be settled under the second phase of boundary talks between Meghalaya and Assam.
During a recent visit by a group of media persons on January 25, it was found that Assam has erected a gate near Um-or River. Later, the gate was dismantled by local villagers.
It was also found that Assam authorities were trying to construct a road near Um-or River to connect Lokhra with Rani Jirang. Excavators were used for earthwork for the road project.
Local villagers complained that the Ri-Bhoi district authorities failed to stop the activities by Assam in the area.
Nongwah-Mawtamur, Borduar, Deshdoomreah, and Block-II are four sectors where the two regional committees of Meghalaya and Assam have listed for solving the border dispute between the two states.
In March 2022, chief ministers of the two states signed an agreement in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi, resolving the disputes in six areas along the 884.9 km long border —Tarabari, Gizang, Hahim, Boklapara, Khanapara-Pillangkata and Ratacherra.