NCM member meets Conrad; to submit report on Shillong turmoil to Commission by tomorrow


By Our Reporter, TNT News | Shillong, June 06, 2018:

As Shillong is slowly recovering from the 5-day long clash which erupted on May 31 in Motphran area, delegates from outside are pouring into Meghalaya's capital city to assess the situation and ensure safety and security of the Sikh community of the state.

Manjit Singh Rai, member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) today met Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma and senior government officials to assess the ground situation in Shillong city in view of the violence which broke out following a skirmish involving members of the Punjabi and tribal Khasi communities.

"The State Government has handled the law and order situation very well," Rai told media persons after meeting the Chief Minister.

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When asked about the demand to relocate the sweepers' lane to a new location, he said that the Sikh population has been living in that place for more than 100 years.

"It is not feasible to relocate someone from the present location to another place," Rai said.

Earlier, he also held a meeting with the Chief Secretary, DGP and senior government officials to review the situation.

"I hope that the situation will be normal within few days. I will be submitting the report before the commission on the current situation in Shillong by tomorrow," National Minority Commission member said.

It may be mentioned that Rai had also the visited the sweepers' lane at Them Iew Mawlong to interact with the local Sikh population.