Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma warns of stern action against those involved in violence in state


GUWAHATI: Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma has sent out a stern warning to all those who have resorted to violence in different parts of East and West Khasi Hills districts of the State. Moreover, the Chief Minister said that all steps are being taken to contain violence and that the situation is under control.

“We would once again appeal to different stakeholders and organizations, not to take any kind of violent route and we must ensure that there is peace. All the people responsible for violence, action will be taken against them. Therefore there is no need for any kind of other actions to be done.” said Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma.

He added, “We are overall seeing the situation and based on how next few hours and the next few days go, we will make a decision.”

CM Sangma informed that two more companies of the Central Armed Paramilitary Force (CAPF) will be deployed in the affected areas. As many as eight companies of CAPF have been deployed in Shillong and its adjoining areas.

Speaking on the Higher Secondary exams that started from 2nd March, CM Sangma said that the Government is taking all steps to ensure that the exams does not get affected due to the ongoing violence.

CM Sangma appealed all political parties to refrain from taking political mileage out of the current situation. He said that the government is considering the opposition’s demand for an all-party meet on the issue.

Earlier on Sunday, a Congress delegation had visited the injured persons who were undergoing treatment at the Shillong Civil Hospital and criticized the government for failing to handle the law and order situation effectively.

The Chief Minister announced that the State Government will bear all medical expenses of the injured persons.


Watch Video