Shillong: Members of the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People (FKJGP) Sohra circle on Tuesday carried out a protest rally against the alleged false claims of harassment against non-Tribals in Majai-Bholaganj area.
The organisation condemned the 3 people who submitted a memorandum to the Governor of Meghalaya informing that non-tribals in those areas were being ill treated. FKJGP Sohra circle members were joined along with the Southern Riwar Zone as they marched towards the office of the Sub-Divisional Officer.
They demanded that the authorities’ in charge should immediately arrest the 3 persons and has alleged that they have incited communal hatred in the state.
Speaking to media persons, general secretary of FKJGP Sohra Circle, Carlos Kharmih informed that they have demanded the SDO to arrest the 3 persons responsible for inciting communal hatred and raking up the Ichamati incident.
“The officer has informed us that an inquiry was carried out after the memorandum was submitted by those 3 persons and they found out that there was no such incident of harassment in those border areas. The organisation feels that if these 3 are not arrested the issue of creating communal hatred and division may worsen,” said Kharmih.
He added that the office of the SDO has informed that the police have registered a case and is under process.
“The SDO has appealed us that we should remain calm concerning this issue so that it does not lead to any untoward incident. Since we are all aware that Sohra is a tourist destination so we should maintain peace,” said Kharmih.
It is to be mentioned that on October 15, 2020 the three persons Prantush Sarkar, Mridul Das and Binayak Roy, had submitted a memorandum to the Governor along with copies to President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah alleging mistreatment to the Bengali community in Majai area.
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