Border towns caught in crossfire as states fight over boundaries

The Border town of Jorabat is split down the middle – one half in Assam’s Kamrup district and the other in Meghalaya’s Ri-Bhoi district. An old commercial town and transit node, it is the last area on the highway divided between the two states. Resisting the prevalent narrative of conflict over shared boundaries in the northeast, the town wants political focus to be back on ground-level problems this election.

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