Activists of the Confederation of Meghalaya Social Organizations (CoMSO) on Friday stormed the state’s Secretariat and took out a surprise protest against the delay to implement the Inner Line Permit (ILP) in the state.
Around two hundred activists belonging to different organizations landed in front of the secretariat and started shouting slogans “No ILP, No Rest” and “MDA government down down”. Many vehicles were also stranded for nearly one hour as the road was blocked due to the sit in demonstration by the pro-ILP groups.
Speaking to reporters, CoMSO leader and Hynniewtrep Youth Council general secretary Roykupar Synrem said today’s surprise protest was to send a strong warning to the state government not to take the people of the state for a ride.
He said it has been more than one year now since the official resolution was passed by the State Legislative Assembly but the Central government is yet to give any commitment on whether the said resolution will be accepted or not.