Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

Meghalaya moves Centre for adequate security

By The Assam Tribune

SHILLONG, June 20 � In the wake of simmering tension following a firing by BDR on Tuesday last, the Meghalaya Government has dashed off a letter to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram urging Centre�s intervention in providing adequate security to the people residing along the Indo-Bangla border.

State Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who met leaders of organisations representing the people residing along the border on Friday, said the Centre�s intervention is a must since the State has very little to do on the issue.

�The Centre must take the matter in the right perspective,� Sangma said adding that the Chief Secretary has written a letter to Chidambaram informing about the �lack of confidence on commitment of the BSF towards protecting the life and property of the border people�.

�We would like to know from the Centre whether the BSF is ready to provide 100 per cent security to our people,� the Chief Minister said.

He said State Home Minister H D R Lyngdoh would lead a government team to the border on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.

Leaders of the Coordination Committee on International Border (CCIB), a conglomerate of different organisations, told the Chief Minister that people living in the border areas were scared to venture into their paddy fields due to lack of security cover by the BSF.

�The people have lost confidence in the BSF,� they said, raising questions on the functioning of the BSF. � PTI

Next Story
Similar Posts
Meghalaya moves Centre for adequate security

SHILLONG, June 20 � In the wake of simmering tension following a firing by BDR on Tuesday last, the Meghalaya Government has dashed off a letter to Union Home Minister P Chidambaram urging Centre�s intervention in providing adequate security to the people residing along the Indo-Bangla border.

State Chief Minister Mukul Sangma, who met leaders of organisations representing the people residing along the border on Friday, said the Centre�s intervention is a must since the State has very little to do on the issue.

�The Centre must take the matter in the right perspective,� Sangma said adding that the Chief Secretary has written a letter to Chidambaram informing about the �lack of confidence on commitment of the BSF towards protecting the life and property of the border people�.

�We would like to know from the Centre whether the BSF is ready to provide 100 per cent security to our people,� the Chief Minister said.

He said State Home Minister H D R Lyngdoh would lead a government team to the border on Wednesday to take stock of the situation.

Leaders of the Coordination Committee on International Border (CCIB), a conglomerate of different organisations, told the Chief Minister that people living in the border areas were scared to venture into their paddy fields due to lack of security cover by the BSF.

�The people have lost confidence in the BSF,� they said, raising questions on the functioning of the BSF. � PTI