CoMSO condemns trouble makers, police for causing injury to civilians

Shillong Dec 14: The Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organisation (CoMSO) on Saturday condemned trouble makers and police responsible for causing injury to many innocent people who took part in the rally against the Citizenship Amendment Act, 2019 and to demand from the Centre to bring Meghalaya under ILP as per provisions of the Eastern Bengal Frontier Regulation, 1873.

Scores of people were injured after trouble makers pelted stones and forced the crowd towards the Raj Bhavan which compelled security personnel to fire tear gas shells and rubber bullets to disperse the mob.

As many as 13 people including women were injured and admitted in Shillong Civil Hospital.

“Our rally was peaceful all through from Motphran to Raj Bhavan. We thanked the people who joined the rally especially many elderly men and women as well as children. We condemned the trouble makers responsible for causing chaos and injury to the people who were hit with stones pelted at them, and pushed towards the gate of Raj Bhavan by the trouble makers,” HYC president, Robertjune Kharjahrin told reporters after visiting the injured persons at Shillong Civil Hospital.

He asked police to identity and arrest vested interests, who created trouble during the gathering of thousands of people infront Raj Bhavan on Friday.

The CoMSO also thanked the staff of Shillong Civil Hospital for their prompt response and help they responded to the injured persons.

HYC vice president, Donboklang Kharlyngdoh while acknowledging the work of trouble makers, said that police should have avoided firing of tear gas shells and rubber bullets at people that caused serious injury to many of them especially women.

He said that when he went to help a police man who was assaulted by the mob, his foot was nearly hit by a bullet fired by a police man.

“Police could have sprayed water instead of firing tear gas shells or rubber bullets. The injured police and civilians are our own people,” Kharlyngdoh said.