Assam Meghalaya Border Violence: The situation is tense in Meghalaya, which has top colleges where aspirants from the northeast compete for admission. These students are now in a state of complete panic.
On November 22, Assam Guards killed five local Khasi tribals in Mukroh, a territory on the Assam-Meghalaya border that the Chief Minister of Meghalaya claimed was under his jurisdiction. Locals in Meghalaya have been staging protests and demonstrations since then. Protests were held across the state. Several attacks on vehicles with Assam license plates have been reported.
Today, senior professors from Meghalaya colleges urged non-tribal students to stay at home. “It wasn’t a threat or a rallying cry. “Because the professor was concerned about our safety, he advised us to stay at home.” “said a student who requested anonymity.
Attack on vehicles and people of Assam by miscreants in Shillong and in some parts of Meghalaya must stop immediately. These miscreants will create problem for the general public of Meghalaya, as most vehicles carrying essential items goes through Assam. Most vehicles stopped now https://t.co/HLxjuB1d3V
— Oxomiya Jiyori 🇮🇳 (@SouleFacts) November 24, 2022
Another student stated that semester exams are currently taking place, making it difficult to stay at home without attending classes. “We don’t have internet access for remote classes, so we can’t miss our classes at this point in our careers,” another question asserted.
Protesters vandalized a few vehicles in Meghalaya today. These protesters were irritated with the Meghalaya government because officials provided government vehicles to Assam commuters. It is worth noting that residents of Barak Valley rely on Shillong Road to travel to the rest of the country.
Conrad Sangma, Chief Minister of Meghalaya, said Thursday that Union Home Minister Amit Shah has assured him that he will act on his request for a central agency to investigate “firing by Assam Police” along the state’s border.
During his meeting with Mr. Shah, he also demanded justice for the lives lost in the shooting and action against those responsible, he told reporters in New Delhi.
The delegation briefed Amit Shah on the killing of six people by Assam Police on Tuesday in Mukroh, West Jaintia Hills.
Angry protesters hurled stones and petrol bombs at police officers stationed at Barik Point, prompting security forces to use tear gas to prevent further escalation in violence.
Following the heinous murder of five farmers at the hands of the Assam Police, the entire state of Meghalaya has been on edge
Tensions rose in Meghalaya’s capital Shillong on Thursday evening after miscreants set fire to a traffic booth and attacked three police vehicles, including a city bus. “Reports of arson and damage to vehicles with Assam registration from various parts of Shillong and other pockets of Jaintia Hills Districts have been received from Police Headquarters,” the official statement confirmed.
The incident occurred on November 22 during a candlelight vigil organised by some groups to protest the violence on the Assam-Meghalaya border. Six people were killed in a shooting incident in Meghalaya’s West Jaintia Hills district, including five Meghalaya residents and an Assam Forest Guard member.
Four civilians were assaulted, and three police officers were mistreated, resulting in minor injuries. One of the injured civilians was taken to a hospital in the city.
One police-requisitioned bus and a police Gypsy were vandalized during the melee. There were also attempts to set fire to a police-requisitioned bus.