What provoked the crowd to act violently?
SHILLONG: Everybody was excepting a peaceful rally simply because the crowd was led by the torch bearers of discipline and societal law and order, the 'Rangbah Shnong'.
However, the rally turned violent. Thanks to maybe 10-20 unruly people out of the 50,000.
What provoked the crowd to go wild?
# Was it more delay in settling the VAB impasse? Because from the look of it, it seemed like some did not welcome the decision taken by the Synjuk ki Nongbishar Shnong Ka Bri U Hynniewtrep (SNSBH) to extend the deadline to one more month.
# Or was it because the crowd was expecting a more aggressive agitation following the assurance of the Synjuk to storm the secretariat, demanding the resignation of the Chief minister, if the matter was not solved by November 4?
# Stones and bottles started flying in not from the crowd initially, but from the PWD office campus in Civil Junction. Could it be that the trouble-makers had already planned this out?
# What followed next was a reaction from the cops and counter-reaction from the crowd. Could it all be orchestrated by some groups or was it really driven by emotions or criminal intentions?
# Lastly, is it possible that the crowd were victims of a political ploy? Going by the series of political development in the state, were the crowd made a scapegoat by some power hungry politicians to drag the government down, putting the blame on the CM!!
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It may be mentioned that out of the 7 demands put forth by the Synjuk, the Government on Thursday willingly succumbed to only the MUDA issue after it agreed to keep MUDA's operation in abeyance and restrict its jurisdiction to Municipal areas alone. This is in relation to the encroachment of MUDA into the scheduled areas.