Conrad to groups: Ready to talk to solve differences

KSU rakes up Ichamati killing

SHILLONG, Oct 21: Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma today said that his government was ready to talk to the different groups to resolve the misunderstandings arising over the Ichamati issue.

It may be pointed out that last week three non-tribals had met the Governor Satya Pal Malik and alleged discrimination against the Hindus in the State.

It may be also mentioned that the authorities in the state did not give permission to the All Bengali Youth & Students Organization (ABYSO) to visit Ichamati on Wednesday.

The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), in retaliation raked up the killing of its member Lurshai Hynniewta by members of the non-indigenous community in Ichamati in February 28 this year.

The KSU held protests in Ri-Bhoi, Sohra and Shillong city condemning the killing of Hynniewta.

Meanwhile, Sangma said that his government was firmed to maintain law and order in the state.

The Chief Minister said that the state government will soon communicate with all concerned including the centre on the issue.

Sangma also said that the state is communicating with the concerned organisations within and outside the state to prevent the situation from worsening even as he stated that by doing so the situation will be normalised.

On the other hand the Meghalaya police have called upon the people of the state to maintain communal harmony at all cost.

With festive season on the doorstep, Gabriel. K. Iangrai, assistant Inspector General of Police said that the state machinery is committed to uphold communal harmony at any cost.

“The citizens and netizens are hereby requested to avert from any kind of unsavoury comments and enactment of any forms of social disturbance on basis of community lines vice versa so as to enable the state of Meghalaya to retain the name as a pristine state for social harmony,” Iangrai said.

He also said that if anyone tries to incite communal disharmony in any form legal action shall be taken against such person.

Moreover, Iangrai has appealed to peace loving citizens of the state to help in maintaining social harmony.

“Any information which poses threat to social harmony the same may please be informed to the nearest Police Stations and such disclosure shall be kept confidential,” he said.