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THE 12 SITES OF DISPUTE DO NOT FALL UNDER MEGHALAYA AT ALL: K.P PANGNGIANG

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SHILLONG, March 22: The Hill State People’s Democratic Party (HSPDP) has urged the Government to resolve the border dispute by taking into consideration the views of all the stakeholders.

K.P.Pangngiang, the President of the HSPDP said that as per his knowledge, the 12 sites of dispute do not fall under Meghalaya at all, for the North East Reorganisation Act,1971 clearly states of there being no boundary line between Meghalaya and Assam, but it clearly specifies that the United Khasi-Jaintia Hills District and Garo Hills District will create the state of Meghalaya which already had inter-district from before.

He said that with regard to the present border resolution, the party does not take that the Government has been hasty as it has included all the stakeholders by including the District Councils, the Civil Society Organisations, the Himas and landowners, and allowed them to express their views.

With regard to the dissatisfaction in a few resolved sites, the leader of the HSPDP said that before the resolution, joint inspections were conducted and all views were heard and much of the findings of the inspection were taken into account and not discarded.

Pangngiang said that those against this border resolution carried forward by the Meghalaya Government and Assam Government must also present proof and evidence for all this while expressions on the border have been based on views and opinions.

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