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Mukul condemns racial discrimination in Delhi

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SHILLONG, June 27: Chief Minister, Dr Mukul M Sangma has come down heavily on the discrimination against a Khasi woman, Tailin Lyngdoh in Delhi Golf Club on June 25 calling it “unacceptable, distasteful and racial behaviour”.
Dr Sangma, who is currently in Delhi said, “This incident of racial behaviour of the people who do not understand the very spirit of the inclusiveness of this nation is unacceptable, distasteful and racial discrimination that needs to be condemned by one and all and calls for all necessary action as per the law of the land.”

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KHADC demands apology from Delhi Golf Club

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SHILLONG, June 27: Taking strong cognizance of how the Delhi Golf Club had treated a Khasi woman in traditional attire, the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has demanded an unconditional apology from the Club for forcing the woman to leave the premises just because she was wearing a jainsem.
The alleged discrimination against Tailin Lyngdoh took place on Saturday last. Lyngdoh had gone to the Delhi Golf Club along with her friend Nivedita Borthakur, who is also the Health Adivsor of Assam government.

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CSWO charges Delhi Golf Club of racial discrimination

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SHILLONG, June 27: The treatment of a Khasi woman in traditional attire at the Delhi Golf Club recently amounts to racial discrimination according to the Civil Society Women’s Organization (CSWO) which expressed its shock over the incident on Tuesday.
“This arrogant and ignorant attitude of the Delhi Golf Club (DGC) members is not accepted to civil society, as it is also amounting to racial discrimination of certain persons, not, according to this DGC group, equal to their standing, and this is unconstitutional and a violation of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution which guarantees the right to equality, to every citizen of India,” CSWO president, Agnes Kharshiing said here on Tuesday.

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Sohan escapes police raid on GNLA camp

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TURA, June 27: The commander in chief of the proscribed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), Sohan D Shira had another proverbial escape after South Garo Hills (SGH) police raided a camp of the outfit near the village of Rongsu in the district on Tuesday.
The incident took place at about 6 am on Tuesday morning with the area falling under Siju. The incident also left one of the senior members and bodyguard of the elusive commander in chief dead.

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Shylla seeks equality between Council and government bills

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SHILLONG, June 27: The bills passed by the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) should hold equal weightage as those passed by the state government, according to the MDC representing Nongkrem constituency, Hispreaching Son Shylla.
“It is sad to see that the District Council despite being an autonomous body at present is being treated as a department under the state government,” Shylla said while speaking at the 65th District Council Day held in the city here on Tuesday.

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