Two houses have been torched by unknown miscreants in the disputed Langpih area along the Assam-Meghalaya border, raising tension in the area.
Making a suo moto statement in the Assembly on Friday, Chief Minister D D Lapang said around 100 miscreants threatened some people in the Langpih area and torched two houses belonging to Nepali residents on Wednesday night.
"We are awaiting a detailed report. In the meanwhile, I have directed the deputy commissioner of West Khasi Hills to monitor the situation and ensure that there is no break-down of law and order," Lapang said.
Admitting the need for providing more security in the disputed areas, the chief minister said both the states are trying to find an amicable solution to the long-pending boundary dispute.
He informed that a joint committee headed by Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Meghalaya Minister Prestone Tyngsong were examining the problem.
During the last meeting of the committee, it was agreed that beside the dispute at Langpih, efforts should also be to resolve 12 other areas of differences that had stretched for a long period.