Amid the burning riots that have enveloped the streets of Northwest Delhi, a shocking visual closer to home, in Meghalaya, has caused massive controversy on social media.
Sights of a burning tricolor Indian flag, that was burnt somewhere on the streets of the Northeastern state, we're revealed to netizens via a video that was posted online by an online page. Meanwhile, the police has registered a suo moto case in the Shillong Sadar Police Station.
Leaflets demanding “ILP, Hynniewtrep Army and won’t bow down to any force” were also seen in the video written in the local dialect.
Along with the video was posted the following caption: "the suppression and discrimination on minority happens from time to time when the government tries to eradicate the tribals through their various acts. Aside from discrimination, now they have come up with acts like Citizenship Amendment Act 2019 to persecute the tribals."
“Through this video, we want to show that the Hynniewtrep is not a slavers’ state or a dumping ground of illegal immigrants, who will eventually rule over us in the future generation. We are owners of our land and will continue to govern ourselves in our own land,” the message continued.
Talking to Inside Northeast, Claudia Lyngwa, the SP of East Khasi Hills district confirms that the Meghalaya Police has taken cognizance of the report and a case has been registered.
The SP further confirmed that the incident had most probably taken place in Meghalaya itself, as some of the signs carried language in a local language. "However, we are yet to determine the exact site of the incident."
Informing that a suo moto case has been registered, SP Claudia also informed us that the cyber cell has been activated to bring the culprits to book.
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