TURA, March 1 - The Achik Youth Welfare Organisation (AYWO) today condemned the murder of Khasi Students� Union (KSU) activist Husiar Hynniewtha at Ichamati in East Khasi Hills district and urged the government to arrest the culprits.
�The murderous attack on peaceful KSU activists at Ichamati is worrisome and we wonder if the KSU members can be attacked in this manner, what could happen to common people,� said assistant general secretary of AYWO Alexander Sangma.
The NGO urged its Garo brethren in Shella and Sohra to stand firm with their Khasi counterparts and urged the Khasis to fight in unison.
Further, the NGO recalled an incident at Garobadha in South West Garo Hills where three Garo youths were allegedly thrashed by non-indigenous people on February 28.
�It was only after the intervention of local leaders and youths of the area, the trio could be rescued,� said Sangma, in a press release.
The NGO said that in view of the impending threats, all tribal residents of Garo Hills should not give shelter or work to outsiders. �The people should engage local masons and labourers. If the State government is having any problem in dealing with influx, empower us to detect the outsiders,� the NGO said.