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Cabinet to urge Governor Tathagata Roy to clear MRSSA

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SHILLONG: Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Tuesday informed that the Cabinet has decided to approach Governor Tathagata Roy to clear the ordinance on the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act (MRSSA) which was approved on November 1.

“As a Cabinet we have also decided to meet Union Home Minister Amit Shah to urge that more strong measures in different forms, available in different States, need to be introduced in Meghalaya to ensure that more protection can be given to the people of the State,” Conrad said.

According to him, Tura MP Agatha Sangma of the National People’s Party supported the CAB in the Lok Sabha on Monday since she felt that adequate measures have been taken to protect the interest of the indigenous people of the region in the current bill.

“We have felt that the government have taken the concerns of the Northeast seriously; they have put in all these provisions that are going to insulate to a large extent large part of the region. So keeping these factors in mind we feel that government has done its part in addressing a lot of concerns,” the Chief Minister added. He also said that although the Tura MP has supported the CAB, but the State Government have been very clear that it wants more provisions to ensure that more insulation is done.

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