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KSU sends a strong message on the assault of Khasi in Manipur

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Shillong: The Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Monday send a strong message on the alleged assault of Khasi living at Khedagar Khasi village in Manipur on Sunday.

Following the information received by the KSU on the incident at Khedagar Khasi village, the KSU general secretary Donald Thabah informed that the union have reached out the All Manipur Student Union (AMSU).

The KSU leader also informed that the AMSU has assured to take up the matter seriously so no further harassment made to the Khasi living in the area.

But however if the harassment continues on the Khasi living in Manipur, the KSU will take stern action against the people involved, said the KSU leader.

It may be mentioned, the KSU met Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh on May 6 last year in Imphal over alleged injustices being meted out to members of the Khasi community living in Khedagar village. Thabah also exhorted the Manipur CM to also ensure that the Khasi community there are protected from any threat or intimidation.

Thabah lamented on the action taken by the Forest department of Manipur in erecting signboards prohibiting Khasis from cultivating in their own lands encroached by the Bengalis and Meiteis.

It said the Khasis in Manipur had been residing in their present location since pre independence ear (1939-1940) with a single village named as Khedagar Khasi village.

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