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Legislators lauds Meghalaya govt for show of restraint during clashes

 

SHILLONG: State Planning Board Chairman, Lambor Malngiang and  North Shilllong MLA, Adelbert Nongrum on Wednesday met Chief  Minister, Conrad Sangma to apprised him of the current situation in Shillong city.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Lambor Malngiang    said that the Government had done its best to control the boiling situation and police and Government worked hand in hand to bring the situation under control

He also expressed his happiness that the Government observed restraint and there was no hard action against the agitators

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Reacting to a query about the release of agitators who  are still in jail, Malngiang said that the Government had released a number of them in recent past  though some unconditionally and some through bail

“ We can’t let off everybody since there are some boys who were  involved in the recent incidents  while some are innocent  and  Government is studying the matter ,” he said

Earlier, relatives of the 68 people who were arrested during the recent violence in the city had asked the state government to keep its promise and release them unconditionally.

 

The parents had also maintained that Government had sent three legislators Banteidor Lyngdoh, Adelbert Nongrum and Lambor Malngiang — on the night of June 4 to calm down protesters and the three legislators had read out a letter that mentioned about the constitution of the High Level Committee and the release of the youths after which stone pelting came to a halt in the city.

 

 

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