Shillong: Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong rubbished reports that the incident at Golf Link Shillong was a communal clash and urged citizens to not get emotionally carried away.

Tynsong highlighted that the SP of East Khasi Hills had already clarified that there was no communal clash. He added that the government would act as per the law.

“From day one, the police are on the job. I assure you that the culprits would be booked under the law,” urged Tynsong.

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The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Wednesday carried out a protest in Mawkyrwat to condemn the attack on the three youths. Large numbers were seen with people demanding justice. One of the KSU banners read, “If you can arrest a Khasi, why not arrest a non-Khasi? Or are you merely dogs with tails between their legs in front of non-tribals?”

On March 21, three youths from Wahkaji, South West Khasi Hills, were assaulted and one was attacked by beer bottles. One of the victims succumbed to his injury on Sunday at NEIGRIHMS hospital.

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