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Opposition in Meghalaya call strategy against GNLA ‘Totally Wrong’

Posted in April 2012


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SHILLONG, Apr 30:
‘It is totally wrong’, exhorted Leader of Opposition (LO), Conrad K Sangma who observed that simply having operations, challenging and placing bounty on militants head is not  a long term or even a short term solution to militancy in Meghalaya.
The LO on Monday expressed disappointment over the government’s approach to the issue and said that simply operations against and challenging’ the GNLA would not yield any far-reaching results.

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Barua group gives ULFA 3 months to 'return to active duty'

Posted in April 2012

Guwahati, Apr 30 (IANS): A breakaway ULFA group led by Paresh Barua and opposed to any talks with the government, has set a three-month deadline for the majority pro-talks faction to "return" to ULFA and join "active duty".
In an email statement to the media Sunday evening, the breakaway group's publicity wing in-charge Arunodoy Asom urged United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) chairman Arabinda Rajkhowa to join "active duty and lead the organization".

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Growing marginalization of NE people in metros a concern

Posted in April 2012

Shillong, Apr 30: Meghalaya Chief Minister, Dr Mukul Sangma on Monday met the Press at the Press Club of India, New Delhi expressing his concern about the growing marginalization of people from the North East India in different walks of life in the metro cities.
He said that the trend needs attention and careful consideration by all concerned including the authorities. This makes it especially important in the wake of the recent instances of suicide of a young girl in Gurgaon and death of a Manipuri youth in Bangalore.

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NCP calls for discussing “dubious” voters issue at all levels

Posted in April 2012

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Shillong, Apr 30:
After United Democratic Party (UDP), now Opposition NCP in Meghalaya Monday urged the state government to convene an all-party meet along with the agitating NGOs to end the deadlock on the issue of enrolment of "dubious" voters adding the issue should be discussed at all levels.
NCP has suggested that the state Government should adhere to the suggestion made by their coalition partner while dealing with such an important issue.
UDP Working President Paul Lyngdoh in a statement Sunday urged the state government to convene an all-party meet.

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KHNAM demand introduction of cut-off year to verify genuine citizens

Posted in April 2012

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SHILLONG, Apr 30:
Extending its support to various NGOs who are against the alleged continued enrolment of ‘dubious’ or ‘D’ voters in the state, regional party Khun Hynniewtrep National Awakening Movement (KHNAM) Monday urged the state government  to introduce the cut-off year which will determine the genuine non-indigenous voters in the state.
Addressing a press conference here, KHNAM president Pyndapborthiaw Saibon said “we demand the state government to introduce the cut-off year which would determine the number of genuine non-indigenous voters in the state”.

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