The citizens in Meghalaya are known to be socially conscious people. Especially during feast or mourning of the acquaintance, at least a member of the family participation is expected and assumed to be compulsory. Also any aspirant politician steps into the arena of politics via such occasion(s). But when it comes to social issues, the similar crowd seen in the house of feast or mourning gets fragmented. The social responsibilities are considered as the business of others and not self. It is strange how the legislators, Civil Societies, Pressure Groups and others claim to be acting on behalf of the masses.
To begin with, no individual household came out to protest against the supply of contaminated drinking water. Even it has been admitted on the Floor of Meghalaya Legislative Assembly that out of 31 sources for drinking water, 28 are not fit for human consumption. The muddy water with earthworms, human hair and others foreign bodies coming out from water tap, are all considered the business of others and not self.