Conflict on Assam-Meghalaya border; Five natives of Meghalaya and an Assam Forest Department official were killed

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Assam-Meghalaya border has intensified once more. Six folks have been killed within the firing within the border village of Mukro in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills. With this, there’s a chance of battle on the border of each the states.

Assam forest division officers tried to cease the unlawful smuggling of timber, which resulted within the battle. 5 natives of Meghalaya and an Assam Forest Division official have been killed. Web service suspended for 2 days in seven districts of Meghalaya. Native residents alleged that the forest division officers fired first. Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma alleged that the Assam Forest Division officers fired after chasing a truck carrying timber. Nevertheless, the Assam Police claimed that they fired in self-defence when the gang attacked them.

The Assam-Meghalaya border dispute has been occurring since 1972. Final March, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sharma and Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma signed the border settlement within the presence of Union Home Minister Amit Shah. The BJP’s declare was that by means of an settlement, it was attainable to resolve the difficulty at six disputed factors alongside the 884.9 km border between the 2 states.

BJP made a giant marketing campaign saying that 70 p.c of the border drawback within the area has been solved. The brand new incident proves that there is no such thing as a reality on this.

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