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Meghalaya supporter 'attacks' Assam villager at Sildubi

A woman, Pritish Sangma from Hohuapara village under Boko police station was allegedly attacked by another woman, Nopil Sangma from Sildubi village, on Friday morning at Sildubi village of Meghalaya’s West Khasi Hills District along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

Meghalaya supporter attacks Assam villager at Sildubi

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  4 Dec 2021 8:14 AM GMT

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BOKO: A woman, Pritish Sangma from Hohuapara village under Boko police station was allegedly attacked by another woman, Nopil Sangma from Sildubi village, on Friday morning at Sildubi village of Meghalaya's West Khasi Hills District along the Assam-Meghalaya border.

According to Pritish Sangma, she went to the market at Sildubi and Nopil Sangma attacked her on her face because Pritish Sangma supported Assam and wanted to stay in Assam. Local villagers from Sildubi village set up a weekly market on Friday. Before this, the Friday weekly market was held in Gamerimura village under Boko Revenue Circle in Assam. After the incident, Pritish Sangma and other villagers from Salbari village came to Gamerimura Market Development Committee office and they lodged an FIR at Boko Police Station.

On November 25, Boko Police had arrested one villager named Cleandid Sangma from Salbari village, Assam. He was arrested after a woman from the same village lodged an FIR at Boko Police Station that she was threatened by Cleantid to support Meghalaya. For permanent settlement of the inter-State border issues between Assam and Meghalaya, on November 28, Assam Agriculture Minister Atul Bora, along with an administrative and police team, and Meghalaya PHED Minister Renikton Lyngdoh Tongkhar, along with an administrative and police team, visited Joypur Christianpara area near the Gamerimura village along the Assam-Meghalaya border for public hearing. At that time, to maintain peace in the area, Assam government deployed police in Salbari village. In the public hearing, villagers from Salbari, Hohuapara, Amagaon and Joypur from Assam took part and most of the villagers stated that they wanted to go to Meghalaya. After the public hearing, those who want to stay in Assam have been living in fear.

Meanwhile, after today's incident, the Assam Police team, which set up a temporary forward post along the Assam-Meghalaya border at Salbari village to maintain peace in the area, came back from the village and set up a temporary camp at Gamerimura market in Assam. According to the locals, now the Meghalaya Police have set up a camp at Salbari village in Assam.

Biren Kakati, president of Gamerimura Market Development Committee, requested the public living in Meghalaya to stay peacefully together with the Assam villagers. The Gamerimura Friday weekly market, which has been running for many decades, is a significant place where every Friday people from both States gather. Biren Kakati requested the public not to break the decades-long togetherness.

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