College Students in Jowai brutally attacked by Meghalaya Police

On 10th November, 2015, Meghalaya Police brutally attacked the students of only government college in Jaintia Hills, Kiang Nangbah College. The students have been agitating for sometime about educational facilityies in the college. Rather than talk with the students, local administration unleashed its forces. For best reporting on the police action do read Wyrta, a local online news source. The embedded video is also from Wyrta

Press Statement by Thma U Rangli Juki

Thma U Rangli Juki (TUR) strongly condemns the police action on students of Kiang Nangbah College, Jowai on the 10th November 2015. Students of the college have been making legitimate demands for improvement of their college and we demand that people responsible for this uncalled for Teargassing and lathi charge to be held accountable.

Govt. has money for festival ex. NH7, Concert, Terramadre but why not for education?
The Priorities of this “Event Management Government” is to be condemned. They pledge public money only for short term festivities and shows while in the same breath complain of fund crunches and refuse to boost sectors like education, health and agriculture. People who question such abuse of power are then silenced by illegitimate use of force by the state
Rather than containing unrest through lawful policing actions, the state machinery is time and again resorting to illegitimate force as it also did at the gathering of People awaiting the outcome of the meeting between the Rangbah Shnong and Govt. and even took this further by speculatively and selectively profiling youngsters.


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