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KSU remembers former leader

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SHILLONG, Dec 7: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Thursday observed the 23rd death anniversary of its former leader Bull N Lyngdoh at Malki here, where his bust is located. Hundreds of KSU activists, along with present and former leaders, attended the death anniversary in the presence of family members of the late leader. Delivering a speech on the occasion, KSU president Lambok Marngar asserted “We are against illegal immigrants and their enrolment in electoral rolls in Meghalaya.” The KSU leader urged political parties in the State to refrain from coaxing illegal immigrants just to get votes in the upcoming Assembly polls. He further reiterated that the KSU’s fight against railway project in the State, which was once led by Lyngdoh, will continue. “We cannot allow railways in Meghalaya when there is still no proper mechanism to check influx, and in turn protect the indigenous people of the State,” he declared. Recollecting the past, Marngar informed the gathering that in 1989, KSU’s former leader Lyngdoh was arrested and taken to Silchar “all because he had opposed the railway project in the State”.