Meghalaya TMC rejects Assam Govt’s claim over ‘Mukroh’

The opposition Meghalaya Trinamool Congress on Monday rejected the claim of Himanta Biswa Sarma government in the Assam Legislative Assembly that Mukroh village falls under its jurisdiction.


Meghalaya TMC Vice President George B. Lyngdoh condemned this attempt to destroy historical and political facts on land belonging to Meghalaya.


In a statement, Lyngdoh said, “We cannot accept this claim of the Assam Govt. We condemn this attempt to destroy historical and political facts on land that belongs to Meghalaya. We utterly reject the claim and will never allow our soil to be claimed by Assam.”


The TMC leader warned the Assam government to desist from such statements, “We warn the Assam Govt that such baseless claims will only further the differences and disrupt peaceful settlement between the people of Assam and Meghalaya.”


He also urged the state BJP not to submit to their political masters in Guwahati.


“We also appeal to the BJP Govt in Meghalaya to work in the interest of the people of Meghalaya and not succumb to their political masters in Guwahati,” he added.

In a written reply to an unstarred question asked by BJP legislator from Diphu, Bidya Sing Engleng, Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma Government claimed Mukroh is within the geographical territory of Assam and falls within West Karbi Anglong district.

It may be mentioned that at least six persons including five Khasi villagers and one Assam forest guard have been killed in a firing by Assam police at Mukroh village in West Jaintia Hills District on November 22.


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