MHA official visits disputed village in Assam-Meghalaya border
A week after four people were killed in communal clashes and subsequent police firing over boundary issues, a senior official of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) visited the disputed Langpih area along the Assam-Meghalaya border today.india Updated: May 22, 2010 21:17 IST
A week after four people were killed in communal clashes and subsequent police firing over boundary issues, a senior official of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) visited the disputed Langpih area along the Assam-Meghalaya border on Saturday.
MHA deputy secretary Ajay Kanoujia was accompanied by SPs and DCs of Assam's Kamrup (rural) and Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills district. Representatives from the communities involved in the clash raised their problems before the official.
Kanoujia assured them of taking up their problems with the Home Ministry, official sources said.
The visit came in the wake of Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma raising the boundary dispute issue with Home Minister P Chidambaram.
The deputy secretary would report to the Home Minister on the situation here, sources said.
Four persons have been killed and 26 injured in group clashes and subsequent police firing on May 14. The incident happened at a weekly market in the disputed Langpih village, claimed by both the states, when a group of people attacked another community with firearms and stones.
The village, bordering Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills district and Assam's Kamrup district, is about 150 km from here.
First Published: May 22, 2010 21:14 IST