Shillong(Meghalaya), Mar 2: The Congress party in Meghalaya has accused the Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) government under Chief Minister Conrad Sangma of failing to maintain law and order which has led to the loss of lives.
“The government should be responsible for its failure to tackle by not being proactive in handling these kinds of situations,” Congress spokesperson Zenith Sangma said after a delegation of the Congress visited the home of (L) Lurshai Hynniewta who lost his life in violence which broke out at Ichamati on February 28.
Zenith also said that the Congress has been informed that after giving the permission to hold certain agitational programs, the government did not deploy any security forces to maintain law and order.
“Even the OC out there in Ichamati was without any weapon so how can these police personnel or how can the security forces handle the situation,” Zenith asked.
He also said that this is a clear indication that the government is very insensitive.
Holding the government responsible for the present situation, Zenith said, “This kind of situation has popped up due to the carelessness and incapability of this government.”
Expressing its fear that the trouble may spread all over Meghalaya, the Congress has appealed to the general public to restore peace everywhere in the state and not to resort to any violent activities.
Reacting to the slew of stabbings at Iewduh yesterday, Zenith said, “There are always miscreants. There are always anti social elements. Whenever any communal rioting or this kind of panic is there in any area, some anti social elements will take advantage out of the situation.”
He also did not rule out the possibility of the stabbings being a result of business rivalry. “These people will surely take advantage of the situation thinking that if they do something to harm someone, the bleme will be upon others,” he said.
It may be noted here that the Congress delegation had visited the home of (L) Lurshai Hynniewta at Sohra today after which they also visited the injured victims of the Ichamati violence.
“It is very painful to see and it’s very unfortunate that this kind of incidents happened whereby so many people who are being victimized,” Zenith said in this context.
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