SHILLONG, Aug 5: The Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) has expressed apprehension that the state could possibly be utilized by Jihadi teams as protected havens in absence of efficient legal guidelines just like the Interior Line Allow (ILP) and the Meghalaya Residents Security & Safety Act (MRSSA).

In a press release issued on Friday, HYC normal secretary Roykupar Synrem stated with Assam turning into a sizzling mattress for ‘jihadi actions’ as is clear from the truth that a number of individuals belonging to the Islamic Jihadi group had been arrested within the State previously few months and the truth that Meghalaya shares about 800 plus kms of border with Assam and about 443 Km border with Bangladesh, it’s a reason behind concern for the safety of the state as an entire.

Referring to Chief Minister Conrad Ok Sangma saying that the federal government is retaining a detailed watch on the scenario in Assam, Synrem nevertheless stated, “However we’re uncertain whether or not the state authorities can hold a test on the motion of individuals particularly coming from Assam once we don’t have any legislation which limit or regulate motion of individuals into the state.”

He added, “Within the absence of the legal guidelines just like the ILP and the Meghalaya Residents Security & Safety (Modification) Invoice, 2020, which we’ve been demanding all these years, we dread to suppose that places in Meghalaya may additionally be utilized by these Jihadi Teams as their protected homes and stick with it their actions placing the lives of the residents of the state at nice dangers.”


Synrem reminded that the targets of implementation of ILP System and the Meghalaya Residents Security & Safety (Modification) Invoice, 2020 is to make sure improve safety, vetting of tenants and make sure the security and safety of residents of the State by stopping anti-social components from gaining shelter within the State which is likely to be detrimental to peace and tranquility and to keep up public order and peace.

“We might have been a lot safer and protected against any try by these Jihadis to enter our State, had legal guidelines like ILP and MRSSA Invoice, 2020 are enforced or applied,” he stated.

Alternatively, the HYC chief stated though the Decision for implementation of ILP System within the State was handed since nineteenth December, 2019 and the MRSSA Invoice, 2020 was adopted by the Meeting on nineteenth March, 2020, but it appears as per assertion of the Chief Minister, these two necessary legislations are being examined indefinitely by the Dwelling Ministry.

“Our state authorities is just making noises about how severe they’re working for the safety of the residents of the state and the Hynniewtrep group, particularly however actions present in any other case,” he stated.

“The Demand for taking an All Get together delegation or taking all 60 MLAs of the State to New Delhi, can also be being examined indefinitely by our Chief Minister and the State Authorities. As is clear all necessary problems with the state are underneath examination and with no consequence anytime quickly. That’s the saddest half within the state of Meghalaya underneath the current regime. However allotment of contracts, doesn’t matter how massive the quantity is, perhaps allotted in a matter of days by working in a superfast mode,” he stated.

In the meantime, the HYC additionally warned that the state authorities ought to take full accountability if any jihadi teams perform any motion inflicting loss to lives of the residents of the state.

“…if on account of the failure of the state authorities to impress the Union Dwelling Ministry to implement the ILP System within the state if any untoward incident happens within the State and God forbid, if any jihadi teams perform any motion inflicting the lack of lives of the residents of the State, then the NPP led MDA Authorities and the BJP alongwith all of the MLAs within the coalition must take the accountability. It’s due to the non-seriousness on their half that the state and the individuals are being disadvantaged of the legal guidelines meant for the safety of the state,” Synrem acknowledged.

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