SHILLONG, Feb 20 - The Hynniewtrep National Achik Movement (HANM) today threatened to intensify its agitation if Meghalaya’s long-pending inter-State boundary dispute with Assam is not addressed by the State Government.
HANM organised a sit-in demonstration here urging the NPP-led Government to immediately resolve the boundary dispute with Assam.
“The NPP in its election campaign had promised to resolve the boundary dispute if voted to power. We want the NPP to fulfill its election promises,” HANM president, Lamphrang Kharbani said.
Informing that the Government had assured to meet the organisation after the Autonomous District Councils elections, he said, they would not hesitate to intensify their agitation if there is no categorical assurance from the State Government on resolving the long pending issue.
Stating that the boundary dispute has remained unresolved since the inception of the State in 1972, he said it is really unfortunate that no Government in the past has tried to resolve this issue to its logical end.
Recently there was skirmish at the disputed Langpih area where some Meghalaya residents were lathi-charged by Assam police while they were trying to erect electric poles.