Shillong’s Sikh community protest against relocation survey

  • | Thursday | 21st June, 2018

Violence had erupted in Shillong on May 31 after an altercation between a few women from Punjabi Lane area and a city bus driver and conductor spiralled out of control. The peace committee, however, was not constituted.Billu Singh, headman, Harijan Panchayat Committee (HPC) said they had rejected the terms of high-level committee constituted by the chief minister. AMRITSAR: The Sikh residents of Punjabi Lane, the epicentre of recent race riots in Shillong on Wednesday protested against the Meghalaya government’s relocation survey.The Conrad Sangma government on June 4 had announced setting up of a high-level committee to settle the land dispute. Rumours circulated on social media also fuelled mob fury.Concerned about security threat to Sikhs in Shillong, the Amarinder Singh government had sent a four-member team headed by Cabinet minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa to Shillong. The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC), led by its president Manjit Singh GK, and the SGPC too sent separate delegations to Shillong.However, there seems to be no resolution in sight to the land dispute between Sikh residents of Punjabi Lane and the locals.

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