Assam-Meghalaya border row: JSU demands re-transfer of Block-I

Assam-Meghalaya border row: JSU calls for re-transfer of Block-I

JOWAI: Amid the second section of talks regarding the Assam-Meghalaya border row, the Jaintia College students’ Union (JNU) has demanded re-transfer of Block-I to Meghalaya.

The JSU has demanded the re-transfer of Block-I, which is at present underneath the Karbi Anglong autonomous district council in Assam, to the Jaintia Hills autonomous district council in Meghalaya.

The JSU has written a letter to the secretary of Meghalaya authorities – Cyril V Doengdoh – on this regard.

Within the letter to the secretary of Meghalaya authorities – Cyril V Doengdoh – the JSU said some “historic details” that it requested to be thought-about through the second section of Assam-Meghalaya border talks.

“…the JSU wish to spotlight few associated details and factors based mostly on historic details of the world and land,” the JSU in Meghalaya said.

It added: “…a big chunk of Jaintia Hills, the smallest abode of the Jaintia left of their bigger kingdom (vide map in appendix A) was unconstitutionally indifferent, transferred and mechanically tagged with the non-adjoining and truncated Mikir (now Karbi Anglong) just for administrative comfort, which have been transferred by the Governor of Assam …via the Notification No TADR/31/50/148 dated April, 1951.”

 “Sadly the then Authorities of Assam, towards the need of the individuals, indifferent a big portion of the Jaintia Hills and comprising one Dalloiship, Sidarship, a big a part of Raliang Dalloiship often called Pangam Raliang, which all collectively consists of practically half Jaintia Hills …was forcibly transferred and mechanically tagged with non-adjoining and truncated Mikir for creating the then United Mikir and North Cachar district on April 13, 1951,” the letter added.

“We, due to this fact, request you to resolve the difficulty of Block-I on the rules outlined above to allow the return again or reunification of Block-I to the state of Meghalaya as is correct underneath legislation and the structure of India,” the JSU letter additional said.

The second section of border talks between Assam and Meghalaya started on August 21.

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad Sangma visited Guwahati August 21 to participate within the discussions along with his Assam counterpart Himanta Biswa Sarma.

The discussions on the remaining six areas of distinction between Assam and Meghalaya happened on the Assam secretariat (Janata Bhawan) in Guwahati.

Within the assembly between the chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya – Himanta Biswa Sarma and Conrad Sangma – it was determined that three regional committees will likely be shaped on both sides to look into the six areas of variations.

The second section of border talks between Assam and Meghalaya has commenced to resolve the remaining 6 areas of variations – Khanduli and Psiar, Block 1 and Block 2, Borduar, Langpih, Nongwah – Mawtamur and Desh Doomreah.