Joint inspection of Khanapara, Pilangkata soon: Tynsong

Nongpoh, Oct 8: Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong has informed today that ministers from Assam and Meghalaya will soon visit the Khanapara and Pilangkata clusters to take stock of the border issues there.
This was decided during a meeting was held between the state government and the regional Committee for settlement of Meghalaya and Assam border today at the Conference Hall of Deputy Commissioner’s Office, Ri Bhoi district.
During the meeting, various issues related to the area of difference between the interstate border were discussed.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong, Chairman of the Regional Committee, Nongpoh MLA, Mayral Born Syiem, Mawhati MLA, Dasakhiatbha Lamare, MLA of Jirang, Sosthnes Sohtun.
Speaking to the reporters after the meeting, Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong said that the meeting had resolved for the first phase to settle the disputed area on two clusters that are Khanapara and Pilangkata clusters.
“Physical joint inspection by both the representatives of Meghalaya and Assam will be conducted on Saturday at Khanapra and Pilangkata Cluster,” said Tynsong.
He added, “This inspection also will be conducted after the resolution will be taken in the special meeting to be held at Guwahati on Friday evening and the following days that is on Saturday the physical joint inspection will be conducted both by the representative of Meghalaya and Assam.”
Tynsong clarified that a separate District Committee has already been constituted and the committee will induct all the MDCs and traditional chiefs.
He further informed that in the Regional Committee only a few members were inducted in Ri Bhoi district including the MLA of Mawhati, Dasakhiatbha Lamare, Nongpoh MLA, Mayral Born Syiem and MLA of Jirang, Sosthenes Sohtun.
Notwithstanding, all the committees being constituted including Regional Committee, District Committee and KHADC border Committee is to resolve the border disputes along with the Meghalaya and Assam border. It will be based accordingly through land documents and also through historical evidence, he said.