SHILLONG, August 11: After Ka Sur Ka Bri U Hynñiewtrep announced different programmes to commemorate the first death anniversary of former HNLC leader, Cherish Starfield Thangkhiew, the police called the leaders of this group to talk at the Mawlai Police Station especially since there has been an allegation that residents have been forced to not hoist up the Indian Flag as a celebration of the 75th year of India’s Independence.
Speaking after the meeting with the police, the leader of Ka Sur Ka Bri U Hynñiewtrep, Donboklang Kharlyngdoh said that the special meeting called by the police with the members of Ka Sur Ka Bri U Hynñiewtrep was to speak on the programmes scheduled to be held from the 12th to commemorate the first death anniversary of the former leader of the HNLC.
He said that they had also spoken on the programme for tomorrow, when the group has scheduled to have a screening of a short documentary film on Late Cherish Starfield Thangkhiew and the other matter of discussion was on the misunderstanding created by someone over the allegation that Ka Sur Ka Bri U Hynñiewtrep has forced people to not hoist the Indian flag but to put put black flags instead. He said the group does not associate the matter of Late Cherish Starfield Thangkhiew and the Independence Day celebration because the group from its end has not forced anyone to not hoist the Indian flag or to hoist up only black flags.
Speaking on not allowing any police personnel in Mawlai from the 12th, Kharlyngdoh said that this did not come out from Ka Sur Ka Bri U Hynñiewtrep, but he said that if the police are not there it will be good and the day can be celebrated in a smooth manner, because even last year also the people expressed their anger at the police.