From a Correspondent
SHILLONG, July 6: Concerned over the delay in solving the long pending border dispute with Assam, two teachers of Meghalaya will hold a simultaneous 30-hour fast and prayer on July 9 and July 10.
The duo namely Kenneth Shadap and Overland Lyngdoh are the members of the Meghalaya Upper Primary School Teachers Association (MUPSTA).
The hunger strike and prayer will be held at the main gate of State Central Library here starting from 11 am on July 9 and ending at 5 pm on July 10.
“Our objective of the hunger strike and fast is to express our solidarity with the people living in the villages bordering Assam,” Shadap told reporters.
He also stated that as citizens of Meghalaya, they can’t be silent spectators to the fast-unto-death agitation called by Pynskhemlang Nongshlong and his team.
Shadap said, “If the people in authority share the same emotion as those people living at Langpih, we would not have suffered from this long pending problem which the people have been facing for a very long time.”
The MUPSTA along with the ‘Peace and Justice Movement’ had jointly undertaken this decision to hold the 30-hour long hunger strike and prayer to express solidarity with the people living in border areas and to express solidarity with Nongshlong who is undertaking his fast-unto-death agitation at Langpih.