Punjab Govt delegation assures security for students from North East

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
SHILLONG, June 04: A four-member delegation of Punjab government, which came to city to get first hand information on the breakout of violence, on Monday said security arrangements have been made for students from the North East region by the Punjab government.
The delegation led by cabinet minister S Singh, arrived on Monday to get first hand information on the breakdown of law and order in the city following a minor scuffle at Them ïew Mawlong, the area where a chunk of people from the community are residing.

After meeting the chief minister Conrad K Sangma, Singh told reporters that they were happy to get the assurance of the chief minister that the state government here is committed to protect all the citizens.
 “He (Conrad) also told us that when the incident took place, there has been no casualty reported and it is only wrong and false messages that had gone viral. He has also assured that no untoward incident will happen to our Sikh community,” he said.
He said that they have also informed the chief minister that adequate security arrangements have been made by the Punjab government to ensure safety and security of NE students studying in the state.
“Because this is a sensitive issue and both the state governments want to ensure peace is maintained,” Singh said.
Another MLA from Punjab said that the delegation would on Tuesday meet the people residing in Sweepers’ Lane and convey the message of the state government.
 “We will assure them that the state government of Meghalaya is really taking care of them and we don’t want anything should be there as we are Indians and we should respect each other,” he said.
The MLA also said that the demand to relocate the Harijans from the place is a local issue and the matter is sub-judice, but the chief minister had assured that he would take care of the issue.


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