All party meeting held on law and order situation

Shillong, Mar 12: An all-party meet was held on Thursday to discuss the law and order situation in the state. The meeting was called by Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma. Several MLAs from the ruling coalition and the opposition were present at the meet.

Speaking to media after the meet, the Chief Minister said all political parties expressed their concern over the law and order situation and expressed their solidarity to ensure whatever can be done from their side to bring peace and normalcy to the state.

The discussions mainly focused on the aftermath of the incident in Ichamati as well as in Shillong.

“Concerns were raised on different issues like the curfew which had affected the livelihood of people and the internet ban,” he said, adding that propositions were made if there could be other mechanisms like controlling social media instead of a total internet ban.

The Chief Minister informed that suggestions were made to reach out to various leaders; religious leaders, village heads, NGOs and proper communication is maintained.

Following suggestions that there should a meeting between the Chief Ministers of Meghalaya and Assam, he revealed that a letter has been sent to the latter on the same.

“We have taken down all the suggestions and the government will look into all those suggestions and examine them and take them forward,” he said.

“The congress lends full support to the chief minister and cabinet and the government of Meghalaya. Let us jointly support the government in ensuring that there is peace and that we will not take the law into our hands. We appreciate the efforts put by the Chief Minister in this matter,” Dr M Ampareen Lyndoh, Congress MLA from East Shillong Constituency stated.

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