Shillong remains in curfew as the violence is still continuing in the Motthran area. The local protestors gheraoed the state secretariat in Shillong last night. However, the situation is under control right as the local police officials and the defence forces were into the position all across the area after the curfew was imposed.
Whereas the Chief Minister of the state, Mr Sangma said that the normal situation is expected to return very soon. Not only this, the entire city remained in curfew after 4 pm and the Indian Army staged a flag march.
Sangma said, “Normalcy will return hopefully very soon. But it will be difficult for me to say by this particular date. But we will see improvement in the situation in the days to come. We have got a positive response from meeting with various delegations.”
Yesterday a seven-member high-level committee headed by Deputy CM Prestone Tynsong has been set into action which will soon be implemented to relocate the Punjabi settlers in the other lane of the city.
This decision was pending for a long time which is all set by the committee and the report will be submitted very soon on the origin and the legal aspects of the colony of nearly 800 Punjabi residents.
While the Meghalaya government is trying hard to bring peace to the state, curfew was again imposed yesterday all across the city from 4 pm to 5 am in the morning today. Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills District, PS Dhar said on this that this decision was taken to minimise and avoid any sort of violence and bring down a peaceful situation in the city.
After listening to the horrible situation of the Punjabi settlers, cabinet minister Sukhjinder Randhawa from Punjab government along with four other state ministers met the Punjabi residents and the Chief Minister as well. Along with that National Commission for Minorites (NCM) is planning to send a member to investigate the entire situation between the Khasi drivers and Punjabi lane area for resolving the entire matter as soon as possible.
While talking about the matter, Sukhjinder Randhawa said, “To the Sikh people, we said that Punjab will support you, but are in Shillong, where you say you have been living for the last 100-200 years, you have settled the issues like brothers and stay peacefully. I am very confident about CM Sangma. I am sure he will do justice to the Sikh community.”