TUR warns against rumours


Shillong/ Tura March 30: The Thma U Rangli-Juki (TUR) has demanded that the state police conduct a quick and thorough investigation into the assault incident at Golf Links.

Expressing its condolences to the family of the youth from Wahkaji, who succumbed to his injuries sustained in the incident, TUR in a statement today said, “(We) demand that the police conduct a quick and thorough investigation and brings the perpetrators of this dastardly act to face legal consequences of their actions.”

The statement, however, said it was important at this juncture to not fall prey to rumours and mischievous spin to the incident to create hateful atmosphere in the society.

“Violence of any kind has to be condemned and our condemnation has to be based not on ethnic basis or identity politics. History of our place is replete with instances of our identity coloured selective outrage. What our society needs is a collective will towards a peace based on justice and truth,” it stated.

GSU condolence

The Garo Students’ Union – Khasi Hills Zone has condemned the assault on youths and conveyed their condolences to the bereaved family.

“We condemn the assault and urge the concerned authorities to take the matter seriously so that justice can be served at the earliest,” said president Fremiush D Marak.

The NGO was of the opinion that the activities at Golf Links should be strictly monitored by the police and regular checks conducted as it has become a den for many unlawful activities.

He said such activities should be condemned by each and every individual of society as it disrupts the universal brotherhood and harmony in the state.