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Where are the genuine demands other than garoland

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Where are the genuine demands other than garoland

Sir,
Garo National Liberation Army, GNLA is demanding separate state Garoland from meghalaya. The Garos ruled the northern districts of Bangladesh and were aboriginals of Silchar, Sylhet before wiped out of power, language and population from Dhakaiyas and Calcutta. Can GNLA have mind to demand the same to Bangladesh government just as it is doing to meghalaya and assam. The Kamakhya temple was the ancient shrine of the Garos. The Garos worshipped kham maikhkhya (a tribal diety who said 'i will eat meat) and used to sacrifice pigs to the diety. later bodo king Nawkhlaw who people called narakasur (demon king) for unpopularly bringing brahmin priests from orissa and bengal and handing over the ancient garo shrine to them. these cunning chaps added the masala and the story was changed and added with brahmanical gods and goddesses and kham maikkhkhya was called kamakhya and people made to belive that she is the ovary of parvati, wife of the himalayan tribal god shiva. can militants demand the rights over the ancient local diety's shrine. that courage they don't have. they only attacking people who have no power. these GNLA have no long term vision and only making money in the name of garoland and sharing profit with only god knows how many people.
Does Champion have any idea to demand garo as a official district language in cachar and sylhet instead of hiding in bangladesh. The present garoland map will not give justice and oppurtunity to garos spread over meghalaya, assam, cachar assam, sylhet which sheikh mujibur got named as bangladesh instead of garoland.
Ripon Marak
Ringrey dolong, Tura


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Shocked over Kharsing’s Link with NSCN

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Shocked over Kharsing’s Link with NSCN

Sir,
The fact that Agnes Kharshiing openly declared before the Print and Electronic media on 20th February at the Shillong Press Club about links with NSCN is a shocker. We were informed about this but now it has been confirmed without doubt since she herself declared before media persons that she received text messages via SMS from ‘Camp Hebron of the NSCN’
The CSWO would like to know what action the Police Department and also the Criminal Investigation Department, CID will take on this matter because her involvement with these outfits is a threat to the state at large.
As an NGO, we work for the betterment of the society and the public at large as we have been doing since the year 2005 and we members have our own money and our own businesses, we don’t need to beg from anyone to help those in distress. The public should realize what Agnes Kharshiing is and her not letting go the CSWO is because she has misused the name of the organization to extort money.
The fact that Agnes Kharshiing confessed before media persons that she had taken money from Thomas Nongtdu on behalf of Amita Sangma or one Bring Dhar substantiates that what Amita spoke before the media is the truth.
Agnes Kharshiing named Thomas Nongtdu as the main suspect in the sensational jailbreak but now she takes money from him. What is behind this?
We have also received information that Agnes Kharshiing not only went to Jowai to collect money from Thomas Nongtdu but also went to his house at Lummawrie, Laitumkhrah. Agnes Kharshiing also stated before the media that the money taken from Thomas Nongtdu was meant for Amita, then how is it that to this day her rent and other requirements are provided by O.Kharkongor and not her? People should be cautious or else they’ll fall victim to demands from Agnes Kharshiing in the name of the CSWO for which the organization will not be held responsible.

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Field Publicity Assistant Appointment

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Field Publicity Assistant Appointment

Dear Sir,
It is indeed unfortunate that in the recently conducted interview for the post of Field Publicity Assistant at the Directorate of Field Publicity, Shillong, the appointment is being given to a Non-Local or a Non-Meghalayan, when it is clearly stated in the Call Letter that the candidate should be able to conduct Seminars/Public Meetings in the Local Regional Language. The fact that it is Central Government and that any Indian can be appointed is clearly understood, but as per the statement in the Call Letter it leads to the point that the appointed candidate should be a local, that is either a Khasi or a Garo. In this case it has to be both i.e. one Garo and one Khasi as the vacancies are at the District Level which is in East Garo Hills and West Khasi Hills respectively.
Another point stressed in the Call Letter was that the candidate should be able to handle and operate Audio-Visual Equipments. I believe that among all those who were present the only candidates having a Mass Communication background and experience in media belonged to the Garo and Khasi Community. It would indeed be a disgrace to the Department if the appointed candidates are unable to use the Departmental Tools for the said purpose. It was also mentioned that having and experience in Social Work was a criteria and I belief that the appointed candidates do not have any.
It is to be noted that the top candidate scored a full Hundred in an Oral Interview, which without having to mention brings to the conclusion that the appointment was Pre-Determined.
The fact is that even after all the criteria is mentioned, it is not absolutely compulsory to appoint a candidate that belongs only to the Garo or Khasi Community, but the question to be asked is that has the appointed candidate stayed in Meghalaya long enough to understand the local Communities? Or has he/she abandoned his hometown and has become a citizen of Meghalaya? Or has he/she married a local and has been compelled to be an Adopted Meghalayan?
If the appointed candidates passed all the criteria and were much experienced than the rest, the matter would have ended in the Interview, but the fact is that there were more deserving local candidates and the Department should not have made the mistake of turning a blind eye to such obvious situation!

 

The Truth


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Actual reasons of statehood goes missing’, deliberately hidden by Indian mainland historians

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Actual reasons of statehood goes missing’, deliberately hidden by Indian mainland historians


Most political theorists like to harp on the language factor for formation of Meghalaya. If that is the factor, India should have been divided long back since the first president of India who was from Bihar , Rajendra Prasad imposed Hindi as national language.
No one called Assamese the national language. It was proposed as an official language of north-east to curb influence of Hindis and Bengali outsiders in north-east India . The main reason of separate state is instigation by a huge refugee population from Bangladesh who want to remain loyal to their country of origin Bangladesh and dream further expansion and greater hold in migrated territories.
Language was never a factor for creation of Arunachal Pradesh and Mizoram. The real factor was lack of development and no representation in administration. A section of Hindi and Bengali historians love to make text-book reading students believe that language is the issue when reality has some hidden factors best kept to people who named the state ‘Meghalaya’.

a concerned citezen


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Who cares for traffic jams ?

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Who cares for traffic jams?

May be or may not be overtaking by errant drivers is believed to be the most common cause behind traffic jams in the city.  In Shillong nowadays traffic problem is not the matter for the  government whatever it is .  This traffic problem has worsened in city more than before. What is the  reason behind this nobody knows. Government should manage it as well as possible, because everyday while we are travelling  from Police bazaar to  Bishnupur where a  holding taxi, which usually  takes only 5 minutes,  now takes  more than one hour. This happens mostly in the day when trucks are plying. Can government stop the trucks in the day time? It happens in highways and all the roads in the city, blocking the traffic both ways. The Shillong Traffic Police (STP) now has decided not to ‘spare the rod’ anymore against anyone involved in overtaking. But will this solve traffic jams ? The Traffic police has decided to issue on the spot summon slips to vehicles which overtake during traffic jams. This will be fair to all Ministers, VIPs, or for common people?  Should this be taken seriously?

Leoberth Rongmuthu  Sangma
Shillong Law College


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