Govt will be firm in enforcing the law, CM asserts

By Our Reporter

 SHILLONG: Speaking out against the recent violence that occurred in parts of the city during the KSU sponsored Khasi Awakening Day rally, Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma on Sunday asserted that the Government would be firm in enforcing the law.

Talking to media persons here in the city, Dr Sangma said, “I want to make it clear that the law of the land will prevail and the Government will enforce the provisions of the law irrespective of whoever might be the perpetrators of any crime.”

The Chief Minister also noted that it was necessary for all concerned to ensure that the law of the land is respected and no situation should arise which might tarnish the image of the State.

“We have suffered a lot because of the negative publicity for the region in general,” he added.

While urging all concerned to act responsibly, the Chief Minister said, “The law is an offshoot of the command of God and in a Christian State we are expected to abide by the law,” Dr Sangma said.

The Chief Minister also stressed on the need for a conducive environment and said that in the absence of such an environment the various developmental programmes of the State Government will suffer.