From OUR Staff Correspondent
SHILLONG, May 13: The thirteen pressure groups that held a six hours sit-in demonstration adjacent to the State Secretariat in Shillong on Wednesday warned of launching of an intensive agitation if the arrested President of the Khasi Students Union (KSU) Daniel Khryiem is not released unconditiolly.
Khyriem was sent to the Shillong District jail last Thursday after he refused to take bail on charges for being involved in violent activities during the 2013 agitation. There were 87 cases registered against the leaders of the thirteen NGOs for their alleged in crimil activities during the 2013 ILP movement.
The thirteen organizations held the state Government responsible for the arrest of Khyriem on crimil charges for the ILP agitation in 2013, saying “it’s a virtual deceit on the part of the state government after several rounds of meetings that accompanied with assurances”.
After the concluding hours of the sit-in demonstration, the leaders of the thirteen pressure groups told Newsmen said, “We felt betrayed by the government action after the Chief Minister himself assured us to drop all charges against our leaders when we agreed on the comprehensive policy to curb influx” “Our interim agreement with the government comprehensive policy to check influx should not have been greeted by such an unwarranted step” stated the President of the Hynniewtrep tiol Youth Front (HNYF) Sadon K Blah, while voicing the thirteen NGOs serious disappointment on the arrest of the KSU President.
“Don’t misconstrued our right step because we will be forced to take the wrong step to take on the repressive policies of the government,” Sadon K Blah cautioned.