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Drama unfolds at Grade IV sit-in demo

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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG: The members of the East Khasi Hills Qualified and Unemployed Grade IV Association, 2011 were prevented by the magistrate who was accompanied by the police to hold the sit-in protest at the Additional Secretariat parking lot on Friday.

The magistrate told the members that they should immediately vacate the place since they did not have the necessary permission to hold the sit-in protest.

The members of the association argued with the magistrate that they held the sit-in protest to fight for their right.

“We are not doing anything illegal here. We are holding this peaceful demonstration to demand the Government to extend the merit list of the qualified candidates who are eligible for appointment,” the members further argued.

Initially, the magistrate was contemplating to use force to evict the members of the Grade Association.

But after heated arguments, the magistrate finally allowed the members of the association to continue with their sit-in protest after he got the direction from the top officials.

In fact, it was the support of the FKJGP members who had also participated in the sit-in protest which has prevented the authorities to use force against the members of the association.

However, the association decided to hold a general meeting on December 28 to discuss on their future course of action.

Meanwhile, Meghalaya Infrastructure Development Committee (MIDC) chairman Paul Lyngdoh asked the State Government to appoint the successful candidates for the Grade IV vacancies conducted by the District Selection Committee (DSC), East Khasi Hills in various vacancies which are filled under temporary and officiating posting.

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