SHILLONG, Feb 23: The Seng Samla Shnong Mawlai Pyllun (SSSMP), along with several groups, on Tuesday took out a rally in protest against the reports of government’s likelihood of allotting land to the CRPF for setting up a permanent camp in Mawlai.
However, an exasperated deputy chief minister, on the other hand, has cast aspersions on the stakeholders, maintaining that if they don’t verify reports and deem them facts every time, they (stakeholders) will end up becoming a laughing stock.
The agitating groups, during Tuesday’s protest, emanated apprehensions that the state government may permanently hand over the land to the CRPF.
General secretary of SSSMP, Samran Syiem, said that they would appreciate if the land is used for developmental purposes for the benefit of the locals.
“The government should consider expanding the existing Tribal Research Institute with the construction of a museum or an educational park for the benefit of the youths and not it hand over to the CRPF,” he added.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong reiterated that the land will not be permanently handed over to the CRPF.
“All the stakeholders, before believing information as facts, should verify it. Otherwise, you will become a laughing stock yourself,” Tynsong said.
“I would urge every citizen of the state to be careful on misinformation that keeps on happening every now and then,” the deputy chief minister added.