Williamnagar NGOs demand security in Main Market

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Front Page

Staff Reporter
TURA, Nov 07: Following an incident where a tailor from one of the shops from the Williamnagar Main Market was thrashed by a group of locals over an allegation of molestation while he was police custody, NGOs of the town have demanded extra security presence to prevent anti social elements taking advantage of the situation.
The demand for extra security was raised through a memorandum to the deputy commissioner of the district by several NGOs including the GSU, FAF, AIGU, Williamnagar Main Market Merchants Association (WMMMA), SPA and WATA. The memo was submitted on November 1 this month.

“Due to the lack of adequate security personnel in the area, people have started taking the law into their own hands. One glaring example is the recent incident that occurred in the evening of October 25 when an angry mob thrashed a tailor till he became unconscious after a woman raised an alarm accusing him of molestation,” said the NGOs.
The NGOs alleged that the local police personnel on duty did not react promptly to the incident which empowered them to snatch the victim from the custody of police and thrash him for an hour until more police forces arrived at the scene.
“There have been many incidences of crimes committed over the past few years in and around the Main Market area. Some of these are reported while other petty crimes go unnoticed,” stated the NGOs.
“In view of the current situation and circumstances, we demand the immediate arrangement of adequate security personnel in and around the Williamnagar Main Market area within 5 days from submission of the memo, failing which we will to resort into agitations,” warned the NGOs.


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