Border row: Agitating activists reject Meghalaya govt's assurance
Shillong, Jul 11 : Fasting activists at the disputed border village between Meghalaya and Assam today rejected the written assurance of the Meghalaya government to resolve the border row.
The rejection of the fasting activists came as a blow to Meghalaya government which is trying hard to convince the activists to withdraw their fast-unto-death protest which has entered the 12th day today.
"We have rejected the written assurance of the Meghalaya government as it was not joint written assurance issued both by the Assam and Meghalaya government," Pynskhemlang Nongshlong, who is leading the fast-unto-death protest with few other tribal Khasi people.
Another bone of contention of the activists was that the written assurance had come from the Meghalaya Home department and not from the Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.
Last week, Chief Minister Mukul Sangma had sought intervention of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Union Home Minister P Chidambaram to iron out the three decade old boundary dispute with Assam.