A meeting was held between Assam’s West Karbi Anglong and West Jaiñtia Hills district administration to ease the prevailing tension along the inter-state border in Khanduli and Moojem.
The Deputy Commissioners of both the districts along with other officials held a meeting at the office of the Deputy Commissioner in Jowai today.
This was to defuse tensions after villagers of Khanduli uprooted a signboard of a proposed tax gate put up by the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC) and the alleged illegal encroachment of a plantation at Pdeiñ Iawmuksoo in Moojem by residents of Moothade Karbi.
West Karbi Anglong Deputy Commissioner, Krishna Baruah told reporters after the meeting that since the KAAC has autonomy to take up developmental works, the district administration are not informed. However, she said, “We will take up the matter with the council.”
Baruah said the main aim of the meeting is to ensure that peace prevails along the border. “The people along the inter-state border are simple and they don’t want any disturbance. It is always the third-party who incites people,” she said and assured that there will be more coordination with the grassroot to ensure that peace is maintained.
She also stated that as per documents available with the revenue department in Assam, Khanduli is within Karbi Anglong district.
West Jaiñtia Hills Deputy Commissioner Batlang S Sohliya said the various aspects of the boundary dispute between Meghalaya Assam will be taken up by the regional committees constituted by both the states and the district administrations at the moment is committed to maintain peace and tranquility along the inter-state border.
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