SHILLONG, June 4 - A four-member committee of Punjab Government headed by Jail and Cooperation Minister Sujinder Randhawa today met Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma and sought safety and security of the Punjabi community in the State.
Speaking to the media after the meeting, Randhawa said the situation is under control. �We have been assured by the CM that the Government is taking all possible measures to ensure the safety and security of the Sikh community in Meghalaya,� he said.
He said that the Punjab Government delegation has been sent by Chief Minister Capt Amrinder Singh to learn about the ground reality and also assure the Sikh community that their safety and security would be ensured.
�After meeting the CM we would like to say that a lot of misinformation is being spread and we are here to dispel that. Everything is okay here, although the situation is tense. We want peace and harmony in Meghalaya,� Randhawa said.
He added that Punjab CM had spoken to Conrad to know more about the situation here. Stressing on the need to maintain peace and harmony, he also said that there are students from Meghalaya and NE who are studying in Punjab and they will not like to see any kind of untoward incident to them.
�Punjab Government is providing special security to students from Meghalaya and North East. We will be sending a clear message that the Sikh people in Meghalaya are getting all the required support from the Government here,� the Punjab Cabinet Minister said.
He also said that Punjab had faced the problem of terrorism but they had never faced any communal violence.
�We would not like to see communal disharmony. We would be meeting the Sikh people residing in Punjabi Lane tomorrow and urge them that they should try to promote peace and harmony,� Randhawa said.
On the demand to relocate the land, he said that the matter is sub-judice. �We would not be able to relocate them immediately. This is a long process and let the Court gives its final verdict,� he said.