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Assam against new Assam-Meghalaya border panel

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GUWAHATI, Dec 19 � The Assam Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution supporting the stand of the State Government that there is no need to go for another boundary commission to resolve the boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya.

The official resolution moved by Minister of State (Independent charge) for Border Areas, etc Siddique Ahmed, said that the Assam Government has always taken the stand that the basis of resolving the inter-State boundary dispute should be the Constitutional boundaries of the State.

Earlier, a committee headed by Justice Y V Chandrachud and Justice V S Despande was referred the question of interpretation of the boundary between Assam and Meghalaya.

The Committee submitted its report on July 27, 1987. In view of the above, the Assembly unanimously resolved that there is no need to constitute a boundary commission to re-examine and re-define the inter-State boundary between the States of Assam and Meghalaya on the basis of historical, ethnic and linguistic linkages, the resolution said.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamani Sen Deka said the need to move the resolution arose in view of the fact that the Meghalaya Assembly has passed a resolution calling for another boundary commission to study the issue.

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Assam against new Assam-Meghalaya border panel

GUWAHATI, Dec 19 � The Assam Assembly today unanimously passed a resolution supporting the stand of the State Government that there is no need to go for another boundary commission to resolve the boundary dispute between Assam and Meghalaya.

The official resolution moved by Minister of State (Independent charge) for Border Areas, etc Siddique Ahmed, said that the Assam Government has always taken the stand that the basis of resolving the inter-State boundary dispute should be the Constitutional boundaries of the State.

Earlier, a committee headed by Justice Y V Chandrachud and Justice V S Despande was referred the question of interpretation of the boundary between Assam and Meghalaya.

The Committee submitted its report on July 27, 1987. In view of the above, the Assembly unanimously resolved that there is no need to constitute a boundary commission to re-examine and re-define the inter-State boundary between the States of Assam and Meghalaya on the basis of historical, ethnic and linguistic linkages, the resolution said.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Nilamani Sen Deka said the need to move the resolution arose in view of the fact that the Meghalaya Assembly has passed a resolution calling for another boundary commission to study the issue.

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