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Meghalaya border documents and map already with Assam   

Shillong, July 3: Though the Home Minister Lahkmen Rymbui has asked the CEMS of KHADC and JHADC to handover all documents related to border dispute, the previous government had already submitted relevant documents to Assam.

An official source said on Saturday that the matter related to 12 areas of difference was documented and it was submitted to Assam before the Meghalaya Assembly polls in 2013 but the neighbouring state is taking time to respond.

According to the source, Meghalaya had already claimed ownership of 12 areas substantiating with documents and maps but Assam has not responded.

Before the last Assembly polls in 2017, the chief secretary had written to Assam for a meeting with the chief ministers to discuss the border issue, but in vain.

The 12 areas of difference are Upper Tarabari, Gizang Reserve Forest, Hahim, Langpih, Borduar, Boklapara, Nongwah-Matamur, Khanapara-Pillangkata, Desdemoreah, Block I and Block II, Khanduli-Psiar and Ratacherra.

KHADC CEM, Titosstarwell Chyne said that there is nothing new in the documents related to border under the possession of the KHADC. “The records are all there and there are no new documents”, he said.

The state government may take up the border dispute with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who may visit the city on July 14.

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