Assam and Meghalaya regional committees to conduct joint visit to Langpih within this month

ITM to be held in Shillong from Nov 21 to 23

SHILLONG, OCT 6: Chairman of the regional committee for West Khasi Hills Paul Lyngdoh on Friday said the joint site visit to Langpih sector and submission of reports by the regional committees of Assam and Meghalaya will be completed within this month.

Speaking to reporters, Lyngdoh said that the Assam cabinet minister Chandra Mohan Patowary is currently on tour.

“Once he reaches Guwahati, we should be able to finalise the date (for conducting the joint site visit),” he said.

He said, “We will also try to come up with a report that the two committees shared which means it will be a comprehensive single report prepared by the 2 regional committees. But both the site visit and submission of the report will be completed within this October.”

Lyngdoh said that the central force will not be deployed at the Langpih sector.

“This is because as of date reports that have emerged from langpih do not indicate any possibility of skirmishes or conflicts so these forces will only be deployed in highly sensitive locations where troubles have broken out or have the potential of breaking out,” he said.

Lyngdoh said, “But I can assure that once we are in a position to finally settle all areas wherever we have differences, which is now six areas (from 12 it has come down to 6) – once that is in place we will be able to resolve the matter.”

He informed that the government is taking steps to strengthen the state police. The minister said, “You are aware that currently 2500 youths are undergoing training and they will complete their training in the next couple of months and then join the state police and apart from that about 4000 new vacancies will also be filled up subsequently meaning by next year.”

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