A complaint has been registered with police against four individuals regarding their circulation of “false statements and information” on the alleged persecution of non-tribals, specifically Hindu non-tribals, in Meghalaya.
The complaint was signed by Dominic S Wankhar and Joannes Lamare today against Vicky Dey, Prantush Sarkar, Mridul Das and Binayak Roy.
The latter three had met with Governor Satya Pal Malik yesterday and submitted a memorandum of grievances that they claimed were being inflicted on the Hindu population living in the area around Bholaganj and Ichamati, which accused the state government, police and district council with working with pressure groups to harass non-tribals in East Khasi Hills.
Dey, meanwhile, has been active on social media with videos calling out alleged harassment of non-tribals in the state.
Wankhar and Lamare claimed that Dey had “falsely accused, vilified, instigated and communalized internal matters of the state with the intention to cause communal disturbances and social disharmony”.
The other three were accused of trying to “create social disharmony and instigating others with their unfounded truth and statements” which were defamatory to the government, district council, police and local community.