The Hmar Peoples’ Convention – Democratic (HPC-D) militants has reportedly threatened Khasi-Pnar people of Attukal in Cachar district, Assam with dire consequences if they fail to pay Rs 8 lakh.
This was reported by the Khasi Students Union (KSU) today who said that a threat was issued to them by the militant group, after three of its members were arrested on November 9 by the Assam police.
KSU general secretary, Donald V Thabah who shared a video of the people who are now taking shelter together in a church said that the people were accused for the arrest of the three militants and were demanded to pay Rs 8 lakh by November 25.
Thabah said that the issue was taken by its circle members in Barak Valley and the Barak Valley Khasi Jaiñtia Welfare Association with the militant outfit. Yet on November 26, the outfit again issued another threat prompting the people to flee for shelter at a church, he added.
Thabah also said a letter was also sent to leaders of the Mizo Zirlai Pawl who are making efforts in solving the issue.
In the meantime, the KSU has called for peace asking the HPC-D to withdraw its threat.