SHILLONG, July 9 � Intensifying the campaign for Central Government�s intervention to resolve the boundary issue with Assam, the People�s Movement in Meghalaya led by Ardent Miller Basaiawmoit, MLA, will observe a one day �office picketing� on July 13.
Addressing reporters here today, Basaiawmoit said, �We want the State Government to comply with our demands to prevent atrocities by the Assam authorities and also to suspend the ongoing talks with Assam.�
He said that by calling for office picketing the movement wanted to put pressure on the Meghalaya Government to comply with their demands to resolve the border row with Assam.
The MLA also informed that the People�s Movement had sent two letters to the State Government asking it to pull out of the talks with Assam on the boundary issue.
�In its reply, the government expressed it will continue to hold discussion with Assam which is against the demands of the movement,� the legislator said.
The People�s Movement recently, in its letter to Chief Minister Dr Mukul Sangma had said that the failure of the government to understand the need to suspend any kind of dialogue with the Assam Government is regrettable.
The movement in the letter also stated that it believed that their demand for the intervention of the Union Government in this connection was justifiable.
The People�s Movement also stated that the Movement was of the view that Assam was the aggressor party which has always indulged itself in various excesses on the border areas and against the people living there.
�Hence the submission of detailed documentation for justification of our claim to the Assam Government is found to be ridiculous,� the movement in its letter to Sangma stated.
Meanwhile, Basaiawmoit also informed that the People�s Movement would also be holding a series of public meetings to mobilise public support for the need to resolve the border row with Assam.