Correct Answer : Option (B) - Assam and Meghalaya
Assam and Meghalaya on Tuesday(29th Mar 2022) decided to end their five-decade-old border dispute in six of the 12 contested locations that often raised tensions between the two states, with Union Home Minister Amit Shah calling it a “historic day” for the Northeast.
The agreement was signed in the presence of Shah by Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya Himanta Biswa Sarma and Conrad Sangma respectively.
The pact will resolve the protracted dispute in six of the 12 places along the 884.9 km border between the two states.
“It is a historic day for the Northeast,” Shah said at the function held at the Ministry of Home Affairs here.
The home minister said, with the signing of the agreement, 70 per cent of the border dispute between the two states has been resolved and hoped that a solution will be found for the remaining six locations soon.
“This inter-state boundary settlement will usher in a new era of peace, harmony and progress in Assam and Meghalaya. I want to assure our sisters and brothers of Northeast that Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government will leave no stone unturned in fulfilling their aspirations,” he said.
Shah said it was another milestone towards fulfilling the prime minister’s resolve of a peaceful and dispute-free Northeast.
He also said the agreement amplifies cooperative federalism and provides a road map for resolution of other boundary disputes between states.
Assam shares a 2743 km boundary with Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Meghalaya, Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland and West Bengal. It is locked in border disputes with Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh..Source : The Print