Northeast India’s Only English and Hindi Satellite News Channel

Meghalaya: Signature campaign held demanding suspension of cops behind HNLC leader’s encounter

In spite of the growing demand for suspension of two police officials involved in the killing of former Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council leader Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, a conglomeration of 11 organisations

In spite of the growing demand for suspension of two police officials involved in the killing of former Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council leader Cheristerfield Thangkhiew, a conglomeration of 11 organisations from Mawlai under the banner of ‘Ka Sur ki Nong Mawlai’ (the Voice of Mawlai people) have come out to intensify its agitation by organizing a signature campaign on Friday.

Following burning of effigies on Wednesday, the members of the voice of Mawlai have organise a signature campaign to mount pressure on the state government to accede to their demand.

The family members of former HNLC general secretary Cheristerfield Thangkhiew also took part in the signature campaign. The slain former HNLC  leader’s younger brother was among the first to put his signature in the flex of the signature campaign.

Speaking to mediapersons, Cheristerfield Thangkhiew’s son Pher Diengdoh appealed for peace and demanded immediate suspension of the two senior police officials.

On the other hand, members of the Voice of Mawlai as well threatened to intensify their agitations if the government remains indifferent to their demands.

Meanwhile, the Meghalaya government stands firm on their decision to wait for the report of judicial probe set up recently even as pressure groups threatened to intensify agitations in the state government remains mum on the matter.

Reacting to a query on the growing demand by Ka Sur ki Nong Mawlai to remove the SP’s, CM Conrad Sangma said that the state government would wait for the final report of the Judicial probe.

Sangma said that the independent probe has been set up to find facts and details and it would not be appropriate to not give a fair chance for the enquiry to take place. Proper action will be taken only after the findings of the report, he maintained.

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

First Published: 27th August, 2021 18:40 IST

COMMENTS

WE RECOMMEND

Banner
NIA arrests 9th accused in Kanhaiya Teli murder case

The accused identified as Muslim Khan, a resident of Pratapgarh in Rajasthan, allegedly played an active role in the conspiracy and was arrested

13th August 2022
Banner
Author Salman Rushdie stabbed in neck at New York

Witnesses saw a man storm the stage at the Chautauqua Institution and stab Rushdie about 10 to 15 times as he was being introduced.

13th August 2022
Banner
M’laya: MoS Bisheswar Tudu holds review meet with Govt officials

The meeting focused mostly on projects under schemes like the Jal Jeevan Mission, SBM, PMKSY, and others.

13th August 2022
Banner
Naga Issue: Centre must invite NSCN-IM for talks, says CM Neiphiu Rio

Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah should invite NSCN IM and go minutely about the competencies of the Framework Agreement. Rio informed that a resolution in this regard was clearly adopted by the Parliamentary Committee on Naga political issues held on July 16, […]

13th August 2022
Banner
JSCC protest against Amar Chitra Katha comic for misrepresentation of Manipur history

The Joint Students’ Coordination Committee (JSCC) comprising of four student bodies of Manipur namely AMSU, MSF, KSA and SUK has criticised Amar Chitra Katha’s comic book titled “Tribal Leaders of the Freedom Struggle” for allegedly misrepresenting Manipur’s history. The special edition comic book has been published in connection with the 75th year of India’s independence. […]

13th August 2022