Shillong: Twelve organisations have
threatened night blockades on highways in Meghalaya on Tuesday
and Wednesday alleging government`s failure to initiate steps
to control influx of people from outside the state.
East Khasi Hills deputy commissioner J Lyngdoh held
talks with the protesting groups yesterday, but the
organisations were adamant to go ahead with their agitation
even as they assured there would be no law and order problem,
official sources said.
The organisations, including the influential Khasi
Students Union (KSU), the Federation of Khasi, Jaintia and
Garo People (FKJGP) and the Jaintia Students Union (JSU) wants
the government to implement an innerline permit system and
work permit system for migrants.
The night blockades would be enforced from 7 pm to 5
am, they said.
FKJGP president Emlang Lytan said though the
government insists that efforts were being made to address the
problem, there has been no results and situation has not
The organisations said their demand for implementation
of work permit system has been lying pending since 2007
despite the cabinet approving it.