Meghalaya: Drumbeats echo in Shillong as pressure groups up the ante for ILP
Meghalaya: The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisation (CoMSO) staged a public gathering in Shillong to mark one year of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly passing the Inner Line Permit (ILP) Resolution.
The Central Government to yet to give its nod to the implementation of the ILP in the state.
The pressure groups on Saturday termed the actions of the Central government as a 'mockery'. Beating the kseiñ (drum), the sloganeering grew louder with time, and the crowd shouted slogans in support of ILP.
Speaking with EastMojo, Robertjune Kharjahrin, Chairman of CoMSO, said he was hopeful that the loud drum beats will echo till Delhi.
"We appeal to the union government to honour the aspirations of the people of Meghalaya and implement ILP in the state. The indigenous people of Meghalaya have fought for too long. Once again, we urge the Meghalaya government to lead a delegation comprising of the 60 MLAs to go to Delhi and demand for ILP," he added.
Effigies of PM Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah was also burnt.
CoMSO will again hold a democratic protest on December 30. "It will be done on the death anniversary of freedom fighter U Kiang Nangbah, so on that day also we will hold a rally in honouring the sacrifice made by our freedom fighter hand in hand demanding for ILP," said Kharjahrin.