The chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya meet in Guwahati on Saturday evening to find ways to resolve the long-pending boundary dispute between the two states.
The boundary dispute has often led to clashes, the latest one in the Langpih area on May 14 that claimed four lives. The place, claimed by both states, is 60 km west of this city.
“We want a solution to the border problem once and for all. We have accordingly decided to form a committee to be jointly headed by the chief secretary of both states,” said Assam CM Tarun Gogoi after the meeting.
The modalities to solve the border dispute would be framed within the next 45 days, he added.
Meghalaya CM Mukul Sangma labelled the meeting was a fruitful one. “Both states agreed against new settlement in the disputed areas till a solution is reached,” he said.
Both states also agreed on a probe into the Langpih clashes by a sitting Judge of Gauhati High Court.
Other than Langpih, there are 11 disputed areas along the Assam-Meghalaya border.