Anti-influx groups under the banner of the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organization (CoMSO) has announced resumption of their protests against the delay on the part of the Centre to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the State and also the return of the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security (Amendment) Bill, 2020 by the Governor.
CoMSO chairman, Robertjune Kharjahrin made the announcement following a meeting held today at NEHU and said that the organisation would hold a black flag protest on November 27 and a sit in protest on December 4 in all the district headquarters of the State.
Expressing disappointment on the delay to implement the ILP, Kharjahrin said the Meghalaya government and its MLAs should no longer wait for the Centre but to do their bid in securing it to fulfill the aspirations of the people. “We want to see the MLAs protest to secure us the ILP, not just in the Assembly but in the streets too,” the chairman said.
“The Centre should respect the resolution passed by the Meghalaya Assembly and its delay is not about examining it, but lack of political will,” he added.
Kharjahrin further said that the Meghalaya government must immediately send back the MRSSA amendment Bill to the Governor (through an ordinance or through a special session of the Assembly) for him to approve the same without further delay.