Mukul calls Mukroh incident a genocide

Shillong, Nov 22: Opposition Leader Mukul Sangma who visited Mukroh, West Jaintia Hills on Tuesday called the Mukroh firing incident resulting in many deaths as ‘genocide’ and complete failure of the state in providing safety and security to the people residing in border areas,

“As per the inputs made available to us, it is a genocide. We have to see the circumstances leading to the situation. Over the decades, similar challenges have confronted us. Having learnt from the past, we have mutually had exhaustive discussion, deliberation and engagement, SOPs were laid down to deal with such situations. In the recent past, it has been observed that they have completely deviated from the SOPs and there is absolute lack of coherence between the states”, Mukul said.


The AITC leader drew a conclusion that both Assam and Meghalaya governments have completely disconnected themselves from the SOPs that have been laid based on the mutually agreed terms and conditions to deal with problems along the areas of difference.

“Whatever collective effort has been made by the preceding government of the past, it has been completely ignored. They are completely disconnected from reality”, he added.

Langpih incident 

Referring to the 2010 Langpih incident, he said, “See, if you revisit 2010,when a similar kind situation took place in Langpih, I visited the area of occurrence and met the affected people. We observed a sense of insecurity among the people as the police from Meghalaya side was removed in 1989 for whatever reasons by the Government of Meghalaya. So, the first thing that we did was that we confronted the Government of Assam; ensured that under no circumstances our people should be subjected with a sense of insecurity. Therefore, we reinstalled the presence of police in that area, and we followed up with our counterpart to ensure that no such instances of infringing upon the rights of the people happen”, he said.

Mukul, along other state TMC leaders, also visited the injured persons and their families at Jowai Civil Hospital ( in picture).

Abhishek Banerjee concerned 

Here is the tweet of the national spokesperson

*I am shocked and deeply saddened by the extremely unfortunate firing incident at Mukroh, Meghalaya which took away lives of 5 innocent civilians and a forest guard from Assam. My thoughts and prayers are with their families in these difficult times.

*For how long will CM @SangmaConrad allow @himantabiswa to take MEGHALAYA for granted? For how long should Meghalayans live in FEAR & INSECURITY ?

*FOR HOW LONG WILL THIS INJUSTICE GO ON ? Today’s incident exposes the ineptitude of the MDA Govt, failing its own people.

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