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Mooshahary is the new sensational vigilante of Meghalaya

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Meghalaya  Governor, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, who acted as the whistleblower and raised doubts about the functioning of CMJ University as the Visitor of the University have open up the paradox of the education  system in the state. He received thumping support and appreciation from the masses in the state. His attempt to clean up the educational system will go a long way.
Mooshahary seems to be the very first Governor of Meghalaya, who refused to be confined inside Raj Bhawan, since his taking over as the governor on July1, 2008. He has constantly stressed on the advantages to allow uranium mining. His tenure in the office ends on June 30, he now seems to be yet another Governor to be in office for two terms.

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Meghalaya Government’s conflicting stance on Child labour in Mining pits

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Two set of governments, both under the Chief Ministership of Dr Mukul M Sangma have two different versions when it comes to Children working in the mining pits of Meghalaya. Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has criticized the Labour department for failing to identify children working in the mines of the State, especially in Jaintia Hills and rehabilitating them.
On the occasion of International Day against Child Labour, Meghalaya Labour Minister, Dr Ampareen M Lyngdoh while accepting the lapse of the government has sought statistical data and action-taken reports from all the Child Welfare Committees (CWCs) in the State. She also added it is a shameful issue for the state for not to be in a position to answer about child labour in different fora of the country.

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Mooshahary’s last stroke for CMJ – Dissolution as damage control

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Meghalaya Governor, Ranjit Shekhar Mooshahary, immediately after second day of the extended deadline to CMJ Foundation to reply suggested that the CMJ University be wound up. As damage control for turning Meghalaya as Mecca of Fake universities, he suggested the state government to consider ‘Dissolution of the CMJ University in terms of Section 48 of the CMJ University Act, 2009’.
Mooshahary, who has been keeping a tight watch over all the universities operating from the state, has questioned the Chairman of the CMJ Foundation, Chandra Mohan Jha regarding the appointment of Chancellor of the CMJ University which does not have the approval of the Visitor of the University. In this case Mooshahary himself is the Visitor. He also directed the University to recall and withdraw all the degrees awarded so far.

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Nepotism leading to growing unemployment in Meghalaya

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Meghalaya is now facing the problem of growing unemployment; the pressure was never anticipated as the local tribals have been showered with abundant of natural recourses coupled with assured government jobs. Starting from timber to coal and limestone, mother nature has pampered the land owners, who in turn expected such wealth to last for generations; turning the population into a laid back generation not only in terms of competing for career but the literacy rate was most affected. Rural villages are the most affected.
Many land owners went under depression after Supreme Court banned the cutting and exporting of timber, now the coal and limestone export too have dropped drastically. Hence the traditional practice of trade and commerce mainly on natural resources is now saturated, so also the government jobs. The contemporary youths are sandwiched between the traditional trade and commerce on one side, and the limited job avenues on the other. To top it all, nepotism in all sectors has further aggravated the unrest in the society.

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Jaintia Hills reeling under unemployment and kidnappings

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Editorial

Thomas Lim

Rampant kidnapping in the coal belt area of Lad Rymbai, East Jaintia Hills district have turned the area into a ghost city once sun sets. All business transaction pulls down their shutter and rush back home to avoid being kidnapped by unknown group for ransom.
In the past three month as many as 17 cases of kidnapping were reported, but only three cases had file FIR. In all cases, the victimized are the non- indigenous people who do not hesitate to pay the amount demanded as ransom. In two different cases, one victim is the businessman and the second is the minor son of businessman, who did not return till date although they have also paid the ransom amount.

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