The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) has called for action to be taken against ex-Governor of Meghalaya, Tathagata Roy, as it is he, and not the student body, who is at the “forefront of provocation”.
The KSU said this today after Roy had tweeted yesterday that the KSU should be banned like the militant Hynñiewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC). Roy had tweeted this after the KSU had put up Ichamati-related banners in Shillong.
KSU General Secretary Donald Thabah said that Roy periodically paints the Khasi community and the KSU in particular in a bad light and, as he is no longer Governor, should face action from the Meghalaya government.
Thabah also said that it is the prerogative of the central government to ban it or not but the KSU is not a militant group and only has the interests of the Khasi people at heart.
He also denied allegations that the KSU had undertaken yesterday’s banner raising because Durga Puja is approaching. Thabah also said that the union had been sensible in its protests yesterday, choosing to only hang up banners because of the “gravity of the Covid-19 situation in our state.”