The Central Body of Union Hynniewtrep Movement today condemned the ill treatment of Assam police on the people Umwali near Langpih in West Khasi Hills District bordering Assam. Addressing a Press Conference at Shillong Press Club, the UHM General Secretary, Charlie J. Nari said his organization would like to ask the Meghalaya Government that it has been forty seven years since Meghalaya got statehood, but till date that has been no improvement or development and security of all people residing in the border areas of Meghalaya. Rani also said that his organization would submit a memorandum to the Chief Minister, Conrad K. Sangma this evening and apprise him about the immense suffering faced by the border people due to absence of state police.
“Meghalaya police personnel are kept in Shillong for the protection of Them Iew Mawlong and Motphran, whereas, they should be deployed in the border areas, the border people are suffering the maximum”, Rani said, adding that Meghalaya is having a lot of police forces such as battalion, SOT and SF-10 and the state Government should take up these burning issues. “We also demand financial help to all the victims who have been harassed and the state Government should intervened into the matter, so as to release all those people who have been arrested by Assam police”, Rani said.
“The state Government should immediately try to solve these problem, otherwise, the UHM will be compelled to boycott the Lok Sabha electiom”, Rani said, adding these problems should be urgently attended in the interest of the indigenous people.
Meanwhile, the Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mawshynrut Civil Sub-Division, West Khasi Hills District has promulgated Section 144 Cr. P.C. in Langpih and adjoining areas bordering Assam prohibiting carrying of illegal arms and other lethal weapons by any individual or groups and unlawful assembly of more than five persons to prevent any unwanted happenings. Anyone found violating the above order shall be prosecuted as per relevant Acts and law. This order shall come into force with immediate effect and until further orders.MMP