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Meghalaya Police attempts to strike cord with civil societies for better policing

Updated: Jul 12, 2016 14:13 IST

Tura (Meghalaya), July 12 (ANI): Meghalaya police had yesterday made an attempt to strike a cord with civil societies and church organisations for better policing and reinstate confidence in the minds of the people.

The interactive meeting led by DIG (Western Range) S.S. Kynjing laid its thrust on suggestions and corrective ways for enabling police - public relation. It was attended by prominent civil organisations like Garo Students Union (GSU), Association for Democracy and Empowerment (ADE), among others.

At the meeting different issues were discussed including the new "no parking zone" in Tura town, which has posed several challenges to the public.

In absence of adequate parking space in prominent market places like - Ringrey, Hawakhana and Araimile, the NGOs suggested that a regulated timetable in managed to ease the problem. They also suggested creation of new parking space.

Apart from day to day problems confronting the citizens, the NGOs sought attention on speedy release of rehabilitation package for surrendered cadres of different outfits including those of the disband militant outfits.

In the meeting, Kynjing sought for people, religious leaders and social organizations to play a proactive role in taking Garo hills forward on the path to peace and development.

"The role of civil society is very important because police is just a part of the system. The recent spate of surrenders is extremely good for Garo hills," said Kynjing.

Superintendent of police West Garo Hills Mukesh Singh said that interaction with various stakeholders was important to create a bonding between police and civil societies.

Speaking at the meeting president of GSU Tengsak Momin said, "If release of funds to the surrendered cadres is delayed it will create frustration, which will be detrimental to the peace process".

Momin also sought attention on ways to break the ice for talks with Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA).

"GNLA has a pre-condition for talks but government says it is against any condition. In such a scenario, how can a solution be achievement," he added.

Rev Friting Sangma spoke about innocent villagers, who are caught in the conflict zone during operations by security agencies.

There are many cases of militants forcibly seeking shelter in villages, which in turn resulted in police harassment on the innocent villagers. (ANI)