Meghalaya: Pro-ILP groups hold sit-in-demonstration across state, urge Guv to take up matter with Centre



In continuation with the ongoing agitation demanding the implementation of the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in Meghalaya, the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisation (COMSO), a conglomeration of social groups, on Friday staged a sit-in demonstration at Malki ground in Shillong and other major towns of the state.

Leaders of COMSO also met Meghalaya Governor Satya Pal Malki today to impress upon him the need to take this matter up with the Centre.

"We have had a cordial meeting with the governor and he has assured us that he will be taking up this matter with the union home ministry. Meanwhile, the agitation will continue until ILP is implemented in Meghalaya," COMSO secretary Roykupar Synrem said.

"After today's meeting with the governor, COMSO will be sitting for another meeting in the next few days and we will take a decision on the series of agitation that will be taken up in the days to come."

During the meeting with the governor, COMSO also raised the issue regarding the Meghalaya Residents' Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) Amendment Bill, 2020.

"He (governor) has assured to examine the matter and give his feedback at the earliest," Synrem said.

(Edited by Ibankyntiew Mawrie)