Two out of the three regional border committees set up by the Meghalaya government are ready with their reports on the interstate dispute with Assam, though the third has requested more time.
The committees for Ri-Bhoi and West Khasi Hills have compiled their reports but are waiting for Chief Minister Conrad Sangma to return to Shillong before submitting them.
The East Jaiñtia Hills committee, which is headed by Sniawbhalang Dhar, has sought for more time.
These three committees have been tasked with studying all aspects with regards to six areas of difference with Assam – Tarabari, Gizang and Hahim in West Khasi Hills, Boklapara and Khanapara-Pilingkata in Ri-Bhoi and Ratacherra in East Jaiñtia Hills.
Speaking to the media today, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong, who chairs the Ri-Bhoi committee which met today, refused to divulge details of the report at this stage.
Ri-Bhoi Deputy Commissioner RM Kurbah and Nongpoh MLA Mayralborn Syiem were among those present at today’s meeting at the Deputy CM’s chambers.
Syiem, of the Congress Party, said that reports and meetings on the border dispute are a regular occurrence and have been happening for decades at different levels and stages.
“Before submitting the report, we have made field visits and consulted with all stakeholders. We will submit the report very soon and it is very much in favour of the people of the state. As a committee, we are committed to serving the people,” added Syiem.