SHILLONG: The Khasi Students' Union (KSU) San Shnong Area Unit has demanded inquiry into the alleged forcing of a family to undergo quarantine in the forest just because their daughter had recently returned from Shillong. According to the Union, the incident took place at Manad village in South West Khasi Hills district.
"The family of one Borming Nongbsaw from Manad village was forced to undergo quarantine in the forest after their daughter had returned to the village from Shillong on August 6," KSU-San Shnong Area Unit general secretary Mansaljune K Hari said.
He informed that the Union had conducted an enquiry and found that the moment the daughter of the family arrived in the village, some people from the dorbar shnong and ordered them to immediately go to a nearby forest citing that "those coming from Shillong are not allowed to stay in the village".
Terming the action of the village as human rights violation, Hari said, "We highly condemned the incident and demanded the district administration of South West Khasi Hills to conduct an inquiry and ensure those responsible behind such acts of discrimination against the family are punish as per law."
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