Situation under control at Umwali village in Meghalaya     

Shillong: Regarding the border dispute between the two bordering states, Meghalaya government with active support from its Assam counterpart are working together and things have improved so far, said Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma.

“Law and order is the top priority for the government. In the last few days, the home minister and I have been closely watching and monitoring the situation. Of course, there were some incidents that took place a few days back but DCs have been talking to each other from Kamrup side and West Khasi Hills. The SPs have been in touch. At the same time, DGPs and chief secretary level, communication are taking place and even at the CM level, we have been speaking,” said Sangma.

Sangma’s statement comes amid the escalating tensions at Umwali in Langpih after Assam Police accompanied by 11 Gorkha Regiment and Central Armed Paramilitary Force or CAPF were spotted at the area of dispute where just a few days ago Assam Police were trying to set up a camp which was met with resistance from Meghalaya.

The chief minister said that he has spoken to chief minister of Assam Sarbananda Sonowal in the last couple of days on the issue . He informed Assam CM about the different situations that emerged and mentioned again that status quo must be maintained and also stressed on the point that it is important that the two of them meet.

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