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Shillong: A couple from Shillong Sunday began a ‘hunger strike till death’ at Khyndailad (also popularly known as police bazar) against the alleged atrocities on non-tribal citizens of the state.

SK Choudhury and his wife Kalpana Choudhury also demanded immediate action against those involved in the January 21 attack on common citizens opposite Lumdiengjri police station in Shillong. Their hunger strike coincides with the birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

The couple stated in their letter to Deputy Commissioner Isawanda Laloo that till date not a single murderer, looters, gang of money extortionists and many other criminals have been convicted or given punishment as per the law of Indian constitution.

Speaking with EastMojo, SK Choudhary said they are not only opposing the recent assault case but also cases in the past that date back to 1979. Stating that the January 21 attack at Lumdiengjri was a planned one, the couple said they want the police to act and catch the culprits.  

Security was beefed up in the area as several Shillong resident, both tribals and non-tribals, turned up to show their solidarity with the couple, who had received permission to hold their strike for 6 hours only. They began their hunger strike at 10 am on Sunday and concluded at 4 pm.

The couple told EastMojo that they are ready to hold another hunger strike immediately in case of any assault against non-tribals.

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