Shillong: Meghalaya Governor Ranjit
Shekhar Mooshahary on Thursday appealed for an end to the ethnic
violence that has engulfed parts of the Garo Hills and
Expressing deep distress, he said in a statement, "It
is unfortunate that these two tribes who have common ethnic
origin and bound by tradition and custom are clashing with
each other. There is no doubt that it is a case of
misunderstanding fuelled by rumours and mischief-makers and it
has already caused great sufferings."
Appealing for a halt to the `mutually destructive
violence` and `live in peace and harmony`, the governor urged
community leaders, social and religious activists to restore
peace in the strife-torn areas by bringing together people of
both the tribes.