NCM member visits Sweeper’s Lane, against shifting of residents

A Correspondent
Shillong,  June 6: A member of the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) on Wednesday visited the Sweeper’s Lane at Them Iew Mawlong to interact with the residents living there.

It may be mentioned that in the morning of May 31, an altercation between a woman who lives in the colony and a bus driver escalated later in the day, leading to curfew being imposed in the city early on Friday morning.

Later, in the afternoon today, the member of the NCM, Manjit Singh Rai, met Chief Minister Conrad Kongkal Sangma and senior government officials to assess the ground reality in Shillong city.

Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Rai hoped that the situation in Shillong will return to normalcy within a few days.
“I will be submitting the report before the Commission on the current situation in Shillong by tomorrow,” he said.

The member of National Commission for Minorities, however, said that it was not viable to resettle residents who have been living there for a long time. According to the member, the forefathers of the present residents lived there for more than a 100 years.   “It is not feasible to relocate someone from the present location to another place,” Rai said.

“The State Government has handled the law and order situation very well,” Rai added.