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The day Humanity is lost...

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Peacemaking calls for courage, much more so than warfare. It calls for the courage to say yes to encounter and no to conflict, yes to dialogue and not to violence: Pope Francis

The nation was in shocked, pained at the same time disbelieves over the insanity act where two youths from Guwahati were beaten to death by an agitated mob at a remote location in Karbi Anglong district on suspicion of being child lifters. The district administration and other sections of the societies have blames it on the Social Media for the ‘fake’ news, which have instilled the fear psychosis in the society which resulted to the most unfortunate incident which claimed two talented life.

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As Central government promotes Air Connectivity, Meghalaya battling to restore peace

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) led by National People’s Party (NPP) headed by Conrad Kongkal Sangma is now in damage control mode in an attempt to restore peace and tranquillity, particularly in Shillong. The week long unrest in the state capital of Meghalaya is going to cost the state heavy, not only in terms of the exchequer in maintaining Law and Order, compensation to around 100 injured police personnel, not to mention the damage of public properties. Even the Mobile Service Providers have incurred huge loss as the internet services were shut for about 10 days now. All the loss is being estimated by the state government, which will also include the cost for two Flag Marches by the Army and the additional Central Forces for patrolling.

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L&O Outbreak in Shillong an acid test for Conrad and government machineries

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The state capital of Meghalaya – Shillong is limping back to normalcy after a weeklong of unrest which erupted due to the petite road skirmish rip out from the most common dispute like traffic congestion and fetching drinking water from the unmanned water pipeline at Them Iew-Mawlong between a woman of the locality and a driver of Shillong Public Transport Service bus parked in the area, which led to an assault of three persons on May 31, who is the bus conductor, the sons and a nephew of the driver. But things were blown out of proportions as the rumors got the best of the situation through the social media resulting to imposition of curfew in the state capital after 15 years.
Yes from the normal squabble as the lady wanted to collect the water at about 9:30am on that fateful day, which the parked Bus is obstructing her way have demanded that the bus to moved, but the driver, leaving three minors in the bus went for a cup of tea at the wayside stall, hence, the minor expressed their helplessness as none is a driver, the angry lady left the bus, only to returned with five male armed with sticks and assaulted the three boys, who sustained minor injuries, as the driver comeback to the bus was traumatized to see the boys lying on the floor and bleeding, with the help of the bystander and vendors rushed the boys to the City Hospital for first-aid, and latter filed an FIR.

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Three months old MDA bears the burns of three decades old

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

The recent breakdown of Law and Order is the last things any incumbent government will wish for, whereas just less than three month old Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) led by National People’s Party (NPP) headed by Conrad Kongkal Sangma, who assumes office as the 12th Chief Minister of Meghalaya on March 6, 2018 is indeed taken by surprise how a pity road skirmish between some women and a driver of Shillong Public Transport Service bus at Them Meteor, which led to an assault of three persons on May 31, who is the bus conductor, the son of the driver, could take an ugly effects as things were blown out of proportions as the rumors got the best of the situation through the social media resulting to imposition of curfew in the state capital after 15 years.

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Shillong is a tolerant state; needs professionalism to restore peace

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim
The North Eastern region, including Meghalaya has always criticized that the National Media has always portrayed this region in bad light. It has once again reaffirmed the same as the clash which erupted after a road skirmish between some women and a driver of Shillong Public Transport Service bus at Them Meteor, which led to an assault of three persons on May 31, who is the bus conductor, the son of the driver. But things were blown out of proportions as the rumors got the best of the situation through the social media resulting to imposition of curfew in the state capital after 15 years.
Meghalaya has witnessed different shades of communal conflicts, this time it is with the Punjabi, whereas Khasi-Jaintia. The indigenous tribes of Meghalaya believes in Ka Bri U Hynniewtrep, U Hynniewskum- which means the descendent of Seven Huts, which were separated from their kin of Nine Huts after the fall of the Golden Bridge-Jingkieng Ksiar. They still continue to practice the tenets of tip - briew tip - blei (know - man, and know God); and are extremely accommodating and tolerances folks, unless provoked.

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