Shillong, Oct 6: MDA spokesperson Paul Lyngdoh said the inter-state border cannot remain unmanned amid opposition to the decision of the government to send CRPF to man the border.
When asked about the pressure groups opposing and terming the government’s decision to withdraw state police force from disputed areas as misdiagnosing the problems faced by the border residents, Paul said, “if we send Meghalaya police, Assam will object. If Assam sends Assam police Meghalaya will object, if we send paramilitary forces, central forces, some NGOs will object, if we do not send anyone then also you will object. Then who do we send? We cannot leave the area unmanned unguarded because you are objecting to Assam police, Meghalaya police, central forces, army, navy, everyone.”
Paul, who is also the chairman of the regional committee for West Khasi Hills, said the joint site visit to Langpih sector and submission of reports by the regional committees of Assam and Meghalaya will be completed within this month.