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Border row: Meghalaya villagers threaten to uproot Assam sapling

In yet another string of Assam-Meghalaya boundary row, some villagers in Meghalaya have threaten to uproot thousands of saplings planted by Assam Forest department near near Khanduli.

These villagers authorities in Jaintia Hills claim that 25 hectares now under occupied by Assam belongs Meghalaya in the district of Jaintia hills.

Additional District Magistrate and the Deputy Superintendent of Police have already visited the area but the situation is tense. The villagers are setting August 15 as deadline for the administration to resolve the issue saying if it is not done, they would uproot the saplings. According to information, the district administration is all set to submit a report to the state Chief Secretary for taking it up at the official level with Assam.

Notably, both the neighbouring states had formed a joint panel to demarcate the boundary after the row that brewed at Langpih. Both sides had agreed to maintain status quo along the boundary. Notably, both the states have 12 such areas of dispute.
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