- Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement in New Delhi today.
- With this agreement, the 50-year-old dispute between the two states will be resolved.
- The agreement was signed this evening by the Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya in the presence of Amit Shah.
To resolve their 50-year-old pending border differences, Assam and Meghalaya signed an agreement in the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah in New Delhi today. The agreement was signed this evening by the Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya, Himanta Biswa Sarma and Konrad Sangma.
MHA officials told news agency ANI that the Assam and Meghalaya counterparts signed the agreement in the presence of chief secretaries of both the states as well as other officials of these states.
A draft proposal was submitted by the Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya to Union Home Minister Amit Shah on January 31 for examination and consideration by the Ministry of Home Affairs. As per the proposed recommendations for 36.79 sq km of land, Assam will give 18.51 sq km and the remaining 18.28 sq km to Meghalaya.
There are indications of a final round of discussions with the Home Ministry before the actual Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is signed between Assam and Meghalaya.
The final settlement between Assam and Meghalaya is significant as the border dispute between the two states has been pending for a very long time.
(with ANI inputs)
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