SHILLONG, Jul 31: A day after the publication of the final draft National Registry of Citizens (NRC) activists of the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU), apprehended hordes of people from Assam who were entering the state without documents.
According to the student’s body not less than 1500 persons without valid documents were apprehended while trying to enter the state.
This came to light after the student’s body set up their own “infiltration check gate” in areas bordering with Assam.
The check points set up at Ratacherra in East Jaiñtia Hills district bordering Cachar district, Athiabari in West Khasi Hills district bordering Kamrup and Goalpara districts of Assam and 20th Mile near Byrnihat in Ri-Bhoi district.
According to KSU, president Lambokstarwell Marngar, the KSU activists detected over 1000 persons who had entered the in about 30 trucks during the checking at Ratacherra alone.
In Ri-Bhoi district also around 500 persons were apprehended who tried to enter Meghalaya without any valid documents.
Here the district administration persuaded the KSU activists to close down its check gate and with an assurance that they can be part of the gate set up by the directorate of infiltration.
KSU general secretary, Donald V Thabah said, “The KSU will not accept even the EPIC since they have become invalid. We will accept only those whose name apper in the NRC.”
The KSU president also said that the student’s body decided to take upon themselves to check illegal infiltrators entering Meghalaya since authorities tasked with the job are inactive.
“There is no guarantee that those people from Assam whose names does not appear in the NRC would not try to come to Meghalaya and seek refuge here,” Marngar said.