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The Hurtful Truth

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Letter to Editor

Sir,
It pains me immensely to see, hear daily of the breakdown of law and order in Garo Hills. I have been posted in different parts of Garo Hills for almost two decades now and consider it my own home. But sadly in recent times there has been utter chaos and lawlessness in Garo Hills and it saddens me to the core to see it turning from bad to worse day by day. It appears that the police department is fighting feverously against the tide but the current seems to be overwhelming them. The reason as to why I am quoting this is - only the police department is being blamed for this state of affairs and yet another fact is that the police department will never win the war against the militants and bring back peace and tranquility in Garo Hill. This is mainly because, in Garo Hills, the police department is not only fighting the militants like GNLA, ANVC but also the NGOs, the public and other government department employees who are perpetually trying their level best to malign and cripple the police department and bring it to its knees for no rhyme or reason instead of supporting it in its fight against terrorism, anti social elements and restoration of peace in Garo Hills. The police department till date has never given any rejoinder, and continues to remain silent even when being kicked and punched from all corners for reason best known to the critics but this silence is neither solving any issues nor improving the department’s public relations apart from restoring peace in the region.
I, as an ardent believer that Laws and Rules are absolute necessary in a civilized society, feel that someone should at least try to help the injured police department - the upholder and enforcer of laws to stand up and continue the fight against the enemies of the state, even when being bitten by a pack of stray dogs at same time. Don’t get me wrong! Because I am not a policeman but a neutral observer and after spending almost two decades in Garo Hills I have seen, heard and felt the bare truth. There is a saying which states - ‘Truth Hurts’ and what I am revealing from my personal experience and observation during my stay in Garo Hills, will definitely hurt many.

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The Truant Department

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Letter to Editor

Sir,
Firstly, the Education Department had advertisement for admission to the 2 year Diploma course in Elementary Education in the DIET  in the local newspaper during the month of March 2014. In the advertisement it has not mentioned that the application forms are to be sold to the candidate but to the utmost surprise it was found that the Application forms were sold at the rate of Rs.5/- and 10/- and only DIET Tura has sold the forms at the highest price of Rs.100/- each.
Secondly, it is an irony to believe that the candidate from Mawryngkneng Development Block got selected in the National-cum-Merit Examination conducted by the Directorate of Educational Research and Training without appearing the Examination at all.

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CULMINATION OF ELECTION EUPHORIA

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Letter to Editor

Sir,
The longest ever election trail in the history of Indian democracy culminated with the last phase of election slated for 12/5. Prior to that plodding exercise on election campaign for all the remaining parliamentary constituencies came to an end in the evening of 10/5. All the candidates irrespective of their party position in the country heaved a sigh of relief but practically for a very short duration. The overall progress reports of all the candidates involved in the election fray are likely to be finalised by the evening of 16/5 and all the Indians are hopefully expecting a favourable outcome and on which I am not an exception.  

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Freedom of Expression

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Letter to Editor

Sir,
In this modern world of technology, where information is at our finger tips, media persons seems to have forgotten the basic media ethics of at least verifying the truth before getting it published. In the report surveyed by 'Reporters without Borders' India ranked 140 out of 179 countries in the Press Freedom Index of 2013. One may wonder why India which is a Democracy country and our constitution in Art. 19 ensures freedom of the press ranked so low. Reasons are many and one of the worse reasons is that media persons specially the journalists are killed and targeted. Why are they killed or targeted? Reason is obvious most of us who claim to be media persons or journalist have forgotten the basics of Press Ethics. We took our Press Freedom too seriously without knowing that even this freedom of expression has got its boundary.

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Defunct and wither employment exchange Department

Written by Meghalaya Times. Posted in Letter to Editor

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    Educated but unemployed! This is a well-preferred name tag given to the person, who is still unemployed/jobless but educated no doubt! The dearth of dissemination of information to the aspirant job seekers, unsystematic functioning of the department by the incumbent officer/(s) and its platoon of staffs, less enthusiastic energy, gross negligence and dereliction in discharging of one’s duties and responsibilities towards the benefit and good of the people has affected very badly and led a tremendous problems to the job aspirant people.

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