SHILLONG, April 26: The Boundary Committee of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), after sitting for a review meeting with the the Hima and Village Chiefs of areas in the interstate border area, have decided to file a petition in the Court over the signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to resolve the border dispute between the two Chief Ministers of Meghalaya, Conrad Kongkal Sangma and the Chief Minister of Assam, Himanta Biswa Sarma.
The Boundary Committee of the KHADC called for a meeting of the Village and Hima Chiefs over the objections on the MoU to resolve the border dispute, and in the second meeting of the Committee, a decision was taken to file a petition in the Court.
The Executive Member of the KHADC, Jambor War said that the Committee has taken this decision after the betrayal of the Government in not including the Hima and villages who are the rightful owners, and at the same time the District Council which is the authority over the Himas and Villages. He said that this decision was taken after the Government categorically stated that it shall no longer re-examine or review the MoU it has already signed.
On this matter, he also said that the KHADC has constituted ka Coordination in order to process forward the necessary formalities.
On being queried, the leader of the Opposition in the KHADC who is also a member of the Boundary Committee, Pynshngain N.Syiem said that with regards to the border resolution talk in the second phase for the other 6 sites of dispute, it will depend on the Court ruling after they have filed a petition on the objections to what has been done in the first phase.
Bindo M.Lanong said that as per specified regulations, if the matter goes to Court, then all processes relating to the matter will be stayed.