Meghalaya Govt to examine recent court order on MRSSA

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Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma on Tuesday said the state government will examine the recent court order in connection with the setting up of gates as mandated by the Meghalaya Residents, Safety and Security Act (MRSSA), 2016.

 “We will further examine on how to move forward regarding the order that has been given by the high court,” Sangma told journalists.

 Stating that necessary action will be taken, the chief minister however maintained that the location (where entry point is being set up at Umling, Ri Bhoi) also functions as the checking point for COVID protocols and “therefore, those cannot be stopped”.

 

On December 2, the Meghalaya High Court had stated regulating the entry or movement of Indian citizens into and within the state may be not exercised without indicating any parameters.

 

The order in this regard was passed by the division bench, which comprises Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice W Diengdoh while hearing a PIL which has challenged the validity of the MRSSA, 2016 and the possible draconian manner in which it may be implemented.