Union minister faces pro-ILP demonstrations in Meghalaya
Union Human Resource Development Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal's visit to Shillong on
Friday was met with pro-Inner Line Permit activists demonstrating on the streets.
The activists from over 15 pro-ILP organisations under the umbrella of the Confederation of Meghalaya Social
Organisation (COMSO) shouted slogans on the North-Eastern Hill University campus where the minister attended an official
event. Several activists also held demonstrations near the
NIT campus in Laitumkhrah area where the minister went for lunch.
The state government had in December adopted a resolution in the Assembly urging the Centre to implement the
ILP under the 1873-legislated Bengal Eastern Frontier Regulation Act.
state but were asked to wait. Union Minister of State for Social Justice and
Empowerment Krishan Pal Gurjar also faced similar demonstrations when he visited the state on Thursday.
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