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HUNGER STRIKE BY COUPLE MAY LEAD TO COMMUNAL DIFFERENCES KHASIS SHOULD ALSO HOLD A HUNGER STRIKE ON THE RECENT KILLINGS OF KHASI YOUTHS IN THEM BIJOY, GOLFLINKS: CEM

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SHILLONG, January 24: The Chief Executive Member of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC), Titostarwell Chyne has expressed his disagreement over the hunger strike called by a couple over an attack on a few non-tribal citizens on the 20th of this month.

On Sunday, a group of people led by S.K Choudhury and his wife Kalpana Choudhury held a hunger strike outside the old Assembly gate to express their deep concern over the attack on the three persons in Lumdiengjri area as well as the atrocities meted out on non-tribals in the State from time to time.

With regards to this, Chyne said that a hunger strike called due to an attack on non-tribals may bring about communal differences while reiterating that Khasis should also call a hunger strike on the recent killings of Khasi youths in Them Bijoy, Golflinks, Ichamati, and so on and so forth.

He said that as citizens, no one can be happy and accept any kind of unlawful activities or violent attacks or killings, but such incidents do take place in society and it does not happen to only one community but to everyone where even a Khasi had been attacked and killed.

The CEM who is also the Working President of the UDP said that if such atrocities on innocent people arise, everyone should condemn such acts but they must also find the root cause of the problem without straight away concluding that a Khasi has been attacked by a non-tribal and a non-tribal has been attacked by a Khasi.

Chyne said that the hunger strike of the couple may lead to misunderstandings and they should immediately discontinue their strike and allow for the police force and the law to take its due course in doing the necessary.

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