SHILLONG, July 16: Acknowledging the state government invitation’s for talks, the 13 social organizations that are in discord with the government on the implementation of the comprehensive mechanism to check influx in the state on Sunday maintained that the next round of discussion should be progressive and not mere talks to maintain ‘status quo’ on the issue.
In this regard a memorandum undersigned by the president of KSU, FKJGP and HNYF on behalf of the 13 NGO’s was submitted to Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma.
Stating that they have had enough discussion on the comprehensive mechanism to regulate influx, the leaders of the group, said “Based on the mutual discussions and understanding the government had passed two Acts .That is, the Benami Transaction Prohibition Act (Amended) 2016 and the Residents Safety and Security Act. But both these ACTs are without rules of implementation hence we would like the government to come prepared with Rules of these two ACTs so that the discussion would be meaningful and progressive”.
On the entry-exit points, they said, “Much of the paper works relating to the Entry and Exit points have progressed but so far we are yet to see the infrastructural progress of the same”.
“In the meeting to come we would like the government to spell out the details of plans with regards to the execution of the project in those areas where there are no hindrances,” they added.
“We hope the discussion to be held on July 19will not be mere updates on the same matter over and over again because so far it seems we are maintaining a status quo instead of being progressive on the issues,” they said adding “We are sending this advance memorandum with the hope that you will take actions by directing the officers concern to comply with the same”.