HC issues notice to Assam govt

Traditional heads file plea against border MoU

SHILLONG, Dec 7: The High Court of Meghalaya on Wednesday issued a notice to the Assam government while hearing a writ petition filed by four traditional heads of the Khasi Syiemship and Sirdarship, questioning the memorandum of understanding signed between the two state governments on March 29 this year to resolve the ongoing border dispute in six out of the 12 areas of contention.
“The plea was filed by four petitioners who are stated to be the traditional heads of the Khasi Syiemship and Sirdarship, questioning the MoU between the states of Assam and Meghalaya entered into on 29-03-2022,” the single bench of Justice HS Thangkhiew said in the order.
The court also noted that PP Sharma, the counsel for the petitioners, raised substantial questions with regard to the sustainability of the MoU as it stands today.
“As prayed for, petitioners are permitted to file a miscellaneous application for interim-orders to be taken up tomorrow (08-12-2022), if filed on time. Accordingly, list this matter on December 8,” the order said.

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