Assam - Meghalaya Border Disputes - Indian Express - 24/11/22
Recently, six people were killed and several others injured during an alleged clash between the Assam Police and a mob in an area bordering the West Karbi Anglong district of Assam and Mukroh village in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills.
-The killings come ahead of the second phase of talks between the two states to resolve their boundary dispute.
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-Assam and Meghalaya have a longstanding dispute in 12 stretches of their 884-km shared border.
-The Assam-Meghalaya border dispute are the areas of Upper Tarabari, Gazang reserve forest, Hahim, Langpih, Borduar, Boklapara, Nongwah, Matamur, Khanapara-Pilangkata, Deshdemoreah Block I and Block II, Khanduli and Retacherra.
A major point of contention between Assam and Meghalaya is the district of Langpih in West Garo Hills bordering the Kamrup district of Assam.
Langpih was part of the Kamrup district during the British colonial period but post-Independence, it became part of the Garo Hills and Meghalaya.
-Assam considers it to be part of the Mikir Hills in Assam.
-Meghalaya has questioned Blocks I and II of the Mikir Hills -now Karbi Anglong region - being part of Assam.
-Meghalaya says these were parts of erstwhile United Khasi and Jaintia Hills districts.