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Media fraternity in Shillong convened a meeting
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MEGHALAYA

Irked by Meghalaya minister’s attitude, journalists seek apology

Media fraternity convenes meeting in Shillong; demands state home minister James Sangma to give reply to list of 24 questions that he’s been avoiding for a long time

Princess Giri Rashir

Princess Giri Rashir

Shillong: Irked by Meghalaya home minister James Sangma's behavioural attitude towards a journalist on Monday, the media fraternity of the state held a meeting at the Shillong Press Club on Tuesday.

According to the media fraternity, Sangma has been avoiding them and has continued to turn down any appointment sought by journalists.

The media fraternity has now sent a letter to the home minister seeking for his apology and also demanded him to answer a list of questions that have been in the pipeline for quite a long time.

The letter that was sent to Meghalaya home minister James Sangma
The letter that was sent to Meghalaya home minister James Sangma
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Here are a few of the 24 questions submitted to the home minister:

* What are the actions being taken by the state government to prevent illegal transportation of coal in the state?

* What do you have to say on the allegation that these illegalities are being carried out right under the nose of the state police?

* When is the state delegation meeting the Union home minister Amit Shah on the Inner Line Permit (ILP) issue?

* A mock drill was conducted on 6 January 2020, creating panic among the public in the city. Is the government anticipating any future trouble and from who?