Conrad discusses MRSSA with Amit Shah; ILP to be discussed next month

Shillong, Feb 10: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma on Wednesday informed that he along with Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong met Union Home Minister, Amit Shah to discuss the issue of Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) which was amended by the State government in 2020.

Sangma said that the Union Home Minister told them to amicably find a way forward with regards to MRSSA.

“The Home Minister has suggested that the State government and the officials from the MHA must sit down and discuss in threadbare all the issues that are there,” the Chief Minister said.

The Chief Minister also informed that Shah will be on a two-day visit to the State in March to discuss the revamping of the North Eastern Council.

Sangma said that the various pressure groups who wanted to discuss the issue of Inner Line Permit (ILP) with the Union Home Minister would be able to do so when Shah visits Shillong.

According to the Chief Minister, the Union Home Minister has given assurance that he will do all that’s possible to ensure that the culture, identity and language of the people of Meghalaya, the northeast and in general the country as a whole would be always protected.

The Union Home Minister also mentioned regarding the border fencing also needs to be expedited.

“There are some sections in which the construction has not started yet due to some local issues he has urged the state government to speak to the stakeholders to take the people along and ensure that all the concerns are addressed at the earliest and the works in those sections where the border fencing has not started yet must start at the earliest,” Sangma said.