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Shullai condemns attack on Dy CM’s house


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By Our Reporter

SHILLONG, April 29: BJP’s South Shillong MLA, Sanbor Shullai condemned the petrol bomb attack on Deputy Chief Minister Sniawbhalang Dhar’s residence at Nongmensong last week.
In a statement issued here on Monday, Shullai said creating a fear psychosis among the residents through such acts is uncalled for.
He said the government should not bow down to any pressure and should deal with the prevailing situation with an iron fist so that the security is not breached again.
“The BJP will not tolerate any practice of hate crime in society. Neither any holy book nor any religious faith advocates the murder of innocent lives. Police authorities should be allowed to do their job and the law should take its natural course in the delivery of justice to those affected. No organisation in their right mind should shield such individuals who are involved in heinous crimes in the society,” he said.
“We are very much protected under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India. So, as an indigenous community, we should not be misguided due to false propaganda spread by a few vested hate minds,” the MLA said.
“In a democratic country where freedom of expression is allowed constitutionally, we as responsible citizens should not misuse it. Can those responsible compare our situation with neighbouring countries where no one is even allowed to protest?” he asked.
Shullai stated that any form of protest should be peaceful without affecting the lives of ordinary citizens, many of whom are dependent on tourism in the state directly and indirectly.
He said such incidents will hinder the growth of tourism in Meghalaya and other developmental projects, denting the economy.
He suggested that all political parties, including the opposition, should come forward and make sure that the law of the state does not take a back seat and that violence of any form is nipped in the bud.
“We cannot be mute spectators every time and be controlled by anti-social elements. Let those involved be booked as per the provisions of the law and the government should initiate all the necessary steps to ensure justice is delivered. The government has the mandate of the people and is the custodian of the state so it should restore the sense of security across the citizens of the state and that it has not lost control of the state to a few anti-social elements,” he said.


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