'Control the economy as another means to check influx'
FROM OUR STAFF CORRESPONDENT
SHILLONG, April 4: The Khasi Students Union (KSU) has eventually wakened up with reality- that is to hold sway on the state economy as another best measure to combat and check influx into the state. This new gesture of the influential students union is evident from the documentary film released on Monday and the speeches of the leaders to mark the Khasi Awakening Day.
While invoking on the youths to emulate the brave acts of U Syiem Tirot Sing who launched a frontal attack on the British fort in Nongkhlaw on April 4, 1829, The General Secretary, Augustar Jyrwa stated at the gathering held at Madan Iewrynghep that the White (British) colonial forces first reaches us through trade and commerce before taking over the political hegemony in the all the dominions.
“If we allow other coloured race to control our present economy, sooner or later the indigenous population will lost control over its own land,” stated Jyrwa, even as he added that the Union will asked the State Government, District Councils, Chiefdoms and other statutory bodies to refrained from issuing any No-Objection Certificates (NOCs) to any aspiring entrepreneurs from the non-indigenous community.
“It is imperative to learn from the past and it is crucial for us to control the economy for the socio-political survival of the Khasi race,” stated KSU president Daniel Khryiem soon after releasing the documentary film that exhibit the domince of the non-khasi population in all the big markets in Khasi Jaintia Hills district.
The documentary film which will be aired in all the Cable channels from Thursday aims at projecting the declining hold of the indigenous population due to various reasons. One is in the me of Bemi,the other is the ibility to pay the tribute called as Salami ,the holistic shortage of knowledge in the trick of the trade and lack of help from the fincial institutions.