Condemnation over the Mukroh firing incident came in from all quarters but politicians and political parties also made sure their reactions were tailored to the upcoming state elections.
Pressure groups were at the forefront of the civil society organisations that condemned the deaths of the innocent civilians.
Church leaders and the Synjuk ki Rangbah Shnong ka Bri U Hynniewtrep will hold a prayer meeting on Wednesday at the U Soso Tham Auditorium at 6pm.
Thma U Rangli-Juki (TUR) and its political affiliate KAM Meghalaya the land and forest belong to the people of Meghalaya and not to Assam.
Leader of the opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma, rushed to Mukroh in the afternoon, while Trinamool Congress candidate for North Shillong, Elgiva Rynjah, called for a candlelight vigil today evening at Khyndailad.
South Shillong MLA Sanbor Shullai penned a letter to Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma to condemn the incident, describing it as “cold blooded murder” while calling for justice.
The president of the NPP’s Shillong City unit, Wanlamphang Kharmujai, also expressed the party’s “deep shock and profound sadness” at the loss of life perpetrated by the “reckless and high handed” action of the Assam police.