The Government must lift the curfew, restore means of communication: MPHRC

Shillong, Dec 15; The Meghalaya Peoples’ Human Rights Council (MPHRC) is increasingly concerned about the growing protests and movements by civil society organisations against the implementation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) 2019.

“The current peaceful protests against the CAA have been met with violence in which many people have been injured and  curfew have been clamped  in certain areas of the city with a shut-down of internet, cutting off any news on the situation” said MPHRC.

“We condemn the unequal use of force by the Police and the government hold on civic freedoms of movement, assembly and communication. We urged the authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly, while all sides should refrain from resorting to violence” said MPHRC.

“The Government must lift the curfew, restore means of communication and use more peaceful methods to engage with the protestors” said MPHRC.

“In the light of the recent development we strongly support the implementation of the ILP throughout the State of Meghalaya to curb influx and also to protect the interest of indigenous peoples from outsiders” conclude MPHRC. Said Mr Dino D.G Dympep Chairman MPHRC.



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