Assam encroaches Meghalaya territory: Lyngdoh

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Shillong, Apr 25: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Hoping Stone Lyngdoh said in the Assembly today that area of boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya stretches from the Block 1 in the North East to Rattacherra to South East of the border of the two states.

Replying to a query on the issue, Mr Lyngdoh said the total area of Meghalaya-Assam disputed boundary land can be ascertained only after a survey.

''I am aware that Assam has encroached Meghalaya's Athiabari village and Kamphaduli upto the tableland encompassing 72 village,'' Mr Lyngdoh informed the House.

Further, Mr Lyngdoh said the Assam government also issued land settlement papers to Nepalis to reside in Langpih village, which falls under his Nongstoin constituency.

''No one has protested so far, not even the government. I will meet with Assam and settle the issue amicably,'' Mr Lyngdoh told House.

However, the deputy chief minister said the government is keen to come up with a practical solution to settle the matter amicably.

UNI

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