6 deaths… After all, what happened on the Assam-Meghalaya border, what is the border dispute between the two states? – assam meghalaya border violence cm himanta biswa sarma conrad sangma mukroh village border dispute in hindi ntc

Assam-Meghalaya Border Violence: There has been tension on the Assam-Meghalaya border since the violence on Tuesday morning. In this violence, 6 people including a forest guard were killed. This violence took place when the Forest Guard of Assam stopped a truck. There were illegally cut woods in this truck.

After this violence, Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma tweeted complaining that Assam Police and Assam Forest Guard entered Meghalaya and opened fire unnecessarily. In this tweet, he tagged Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma.

At the same time, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the Assam-Meghalaya border is peaceful and will always be so. Force was used and it seems that all this happened arbitrarily which should not have happened.

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A group of ministers from Meghalaya will meet Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday regarding this whole matter. They demand that the matter should be investigated by a central agency. The Assam government also says that it should be investigated by a central agency.

What happened on the Assam-Meghalaya border?

There is an 884.9 kilometer long border between Assam and Meghalaya. There is a dispute between the two over 12 places. The place where violence took place on Tuesday morning is also one of the disputed areas.

This entire violence took place in Mukroh village of West Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. The CM of Meghalaya says that Assam Police and Forest Guard had entered Meghalaya. However, the Assam Police says that the truck was stopped in the state’s western Karbi Anglong district.

– SP Imdad Ali of Assam’s West Karbi Anglong district told the news agency that at 3 am the guards of the Assam Forest Department stopped a truck loaded with wood in Mukroh area.

He told that the truck tried to escape, due to which the guards opened fire and punctured the tyre. Caught some people including the truck driver, but some people managed to escape.

Imdad Ali told that later the Forest Guards asked for police force from Jirikending police station. When the police reached the spot, at 5 in the morning a large number of people from Meghalaya came with weapons.

He told that the angry mob attacked demanding the release of the arrested people, after which firing had to be done to control the situation. Imdad Ali was transferred after this incident.

On the condition of anonymity, an officer of the Assam Police told the news agency that the mob killed the forest guard with a sharp weapon and also snatched his rifle.

After the violence on Tuesday morning, the mob ransacked the Forest Office located in West Karbi Anglong, Assam. (File photo-PTI)

What happened till now?

In response to the violence on Tuesday, the very next day an angry mob from a village in Meghalaya ransacked the forest office in West Karbi Anglong district of Assam.

– Both the state governments of Assam and Meghalaya have announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of those killed in the violence.

The Assam government has transferred the SP of West Karbi Anglong district after the violence. Along with this, the in-charge of Jirikinding police station and the forest protection officer of Kheroni range have been suspended.

Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that this violence has nothing to do with the border dispute. It was a clash between the people of the village and the police.

What is the border dispute in Assam-Meghalaya?

Meghalaya was carved out of Assam in 1972. Since then there was a dispute between the two states regarding the border. Assam and Meghalaya share a border of 885 km.

There was a border dispute between the two states regarding 12 places. Both Assam and Meghalaya used to claim their respective claims on these 12 places.

Violent clashes have also taken place between the two states several times regarding the border dispute. In August last year, people of both the states had clashed. The police also came face to face.

The 12 disputed sites between Assam and Meghalaya include Upper Tarabari, Gajang Reserve Forest, Hahim, Langpeh, Borduar, Bokalapara, Nongwa, Matamoor, Khanapara-Pilangkata, Deshdemoria Block I and Block II, Khanduli and Retachera. .

– The dispute of 6 out of these 12 places has been resolved in March this year. The 6 places on which the dispute has been settled, is an area of ​​36.79 sq km. These 6 places are located in Cachar, Kamrup, Kamrup Metropolitan of Assam and West Khasi Hills, Ri-Bhoi and East Jaintia Hills districts of Meghalaya.

– – The big dispute between the two states was about Langpeh. During British rule, Langpeh used to be a part of Kamrup district of Assam, but after independence it became a part of West Khasi Hills, which later went to Meghalaya. Assam claims that it is a part of its Mikir Hills.

Apart from this, there is a big dispute between the two regarding Block I and Block II. Both of these are now part of Assam, but Meghalaya claims that these two are its parts which fall in Khasi and Jaintia districts. The dispute between Langpeh and Block I, Block II is yet to be resolved.

Home Minister Amit Shah had said in March that 70 per cent of the Assam-Meghalaya border dispute has been resolved. (file photo)

Border dispute with many states of Assam

Assam has border disputes with its neighboring states. Last year, the border dispute between Assam and Mizoram had escalated a bit. Tension was building between the two states for several days. Later, the tension was reduced due to the intervention of the Center. However, the dispute is not resolved yet.

Apart from Mizoram, Assam’s border dispute with Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland is going on in the Supreme Court. There is still a dispute with Meghalaya regarding 6 places.

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