Five pressure groups decided on Wednesday to hold a sit-in protest on Thursday and a statewide non-cooperation movement on November 25, to pressure the state government to take stern action against the killing of five people by Assam police in Mukroh village in West Quarter of Jaintia hills.
The decision was taken during a meeting attended by the leaders of Khasi Students Union (KSU), Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo Peoples (FKJGP), Hynniewtrep National Youth Front (HNYF) , Ri Bhoi Youth Federation (RBYF) and Jaintia Student Union. (JSU).
Speaking to reporters after the meeting, FKJGP Chairman Dundee C Khongsit said, “We have decided to hold various peaceful protests to condemn the killing of five civilians by Assam Police.”
He said a sit-in demonstration will be held in front of the U Kiang Nangbah statue near Shillong Civil Hospital on Thursday. This will be followed by a candlelight vigil to express solidarity with the bereaved family members of the victims killed in the shooting incident.
“We strongly demand that the state government ensure justice for the victims,” Khongsit said.
The FKJGP President further called on all government employees to participate in the non-cooperation movement to be held across the state on November 25.
“This is to send a clear message that it is high time for the state government to take the Mukroh incident seriously as this is not the first time that people in the state who reside in border areas are being harassed by Assam police,” he said. said.
“We saw a similar incident in 2010 in Langpih and till date the victims have not received justice so we are calling on the Meghalaya government to aggressively address the Mukroh incident with the central government and ask the government of Assam to hand over the culprit involved in the murder. of five civilians,” he added.