Mourning and non-cooperation movement in Meghalaya for Mukroh victims; report

Agitation was launched by pressure organisations, with a sit-in planned for Thursday opposite the intersection of the Shillong Civil Hospital.

Mourning and non-cooperation movement in Meghalaya for Mukroh victims; report
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Six people were killed on Tuesday after Assam police opened fire on Meghalaya villagers during the Mukroh incident, inciting anti-Assam sentiment in the community, which resulted in one SUV car with an Assam registration number being set on fire the same day's evening. There were allegations of the torching of several additional vehicles with Assam plate numbers.

It was reported that several additional vehicles with Assam registration numbers had been attacked. In the meantime, Guwahati saw the effects of the Mukroh incident when a couple of tourist taxi drivers from Meghalaya were taunted and assaulted in Paltan Bazar. Two drivers from Jowai were allegedly assaulted in Paltan Bazar and asked to leave right away, according to members of the Khasi Hills Tourist Taxi Association, who corroborated the occurrence.

Vehicles with Assam registration numbers were forbidden from entering Meghalaya out of concern about a backlash. A number of agitational programmes will begin on Thursday, according to pressure groups, who are outraged over the killing and the apparent lack of protection in the border regions. All across Khasi and Jaintia Hills on Wednesday, the KSU commemorated black flag day.


In the meantime, agitation was launched by pressure organisations, with a sit-in planned for Thursday opposite the intersection of the Shillong Civil Hospital. After that, at three o'clock, there will be a candlelight vigil.

Additionally, the groups would set up a movement for non-cooperation and urge government employees to skip work starting on Friday.
President of the FKJGP Dundee Khongsit denounced the Mukroh disaster and charged the state administration with carelessness.


In order to show their support for the families of the people slain in the shooting, four Garo Hills organizations—the ADE, FKJGP, AYWO, and FAF—have asked that all businesses in Garo Hills close their doors for two hours on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. The organisations emphasised that there was no pressure to comply and highlighted that certain emergency services, such as ambulances, pharmacies, and schoolchildren, would be exempt from the same.

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