From our Staff Correspondent.
SHILLONG, July 3: A youth identified as Ephraim Khardewsaw was rushed to Nongstoin Civil Hospital late on Tuesday evening due to aggravating health condition while 27 year old Pynskhem Nongshlong and six others refused to pay heed to the plea of the local authorities and doctors to get themselves admitted in the nearby public health centre.
Nongslong, a youth from Rambrai area of West Khasi hills and some other youth activist resorted to an indefinite hunger strike to pressurize the State Government to resolve the Langpih (Lumpi) issue. Langpih located in the fringe of the Assam-Meghalaya border has been a bone of contention between the two States.
Deputy Commissioner of West Khasi Hills, Silverstar Kharlyngdoh said over phone that the doctors and paramedics are monitoring the health condition of those who are in the indefinite fast. “We were told that their health condition has deteriorated and the doctors have consistently advice them to shift to Government health centre”, stated Kharlyngdoh.
Nongshlong has vowed to fast unto death to force the state government to come out with a concrete solution to the pending border row.
Meanwhile, as people gathered at the site where Nongshlong is sitting for the fast-unto-death, the Deputy Commissioner said, “The magistrates deputed to the area informed that situation is normal and peaceful”.
The site of the fast unto death is adjacent of a memorial stone of five people who were shot death by the Assam Police in 2010.