Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has once again reiterated that he does not consider police firing on civilians justified and such action should be taken only against terrorists and criminals. This will not have any effect in the Assam-Meghalaya border dispute resolution, he said.
On the other hand, in Shillong, Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has said that the situation has changed a lot after the Mukroh violence. The process of second round of talks between the two states to resolve the border dispute has become a bit complicated. Six people had lost their lives in the border dispute incident that took place a week ago.
Himanta Biswa Sarma said, talks are going on between the two northeastern states and any border adjustments will happen through a committee set up by them for the purpose. Taking lives of civilians is not acceptable, he said. Police should use their weapons against terrorists and criminals and not against civilians. I do not allow firing. Insisting that the state police should not have opened fire on the civilians in Mukroh.
The maps are available and I am sure the Meghalaya government will not do anything unconstitutional within Assam, he said. The Chief Minister said, we have discussed. Status quo will be maintained till the dispute is resolved. While the Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Konrad K. Sangma said in Shillong that after the Mukroh violence, the process for the second round of talks between the two states to resolve the border dispute has become a bit complicated.