The influential students’ body of Meghalaya, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) on Sunday reiterated its firm stand against the government move on uranimum mining in the State.
KSU central body president Lambokstarwell Marngar, while speaking on the occasion of the 30th death anniversary of Wickliffe Syiem, the Syiem Khynnah (Deputy King) of Hima Nongstoin, at Nongtoin said though the Central Government had forced Syiem to sign the Instrument of Accession, the KSU will not be forced to do the same with uranium issue’, according to a report in The Shillong Times.
Marngar said they will neither ‘retreat nor exchange’ development issues pertaining to uranium mining even though the Union Government had tried hard to force the union to give up the issue.
Highlighting Syiem as a hero and not an anti-Indian as labeled by New Delhi, the KSU president said the union and the Khasis will remember him as a hero.
Marngar also urged KSU members to follow in the footstep of Syiem as the late leader was inspired by the love of his community.
He also expressed hope that the KSU West Khasi Hills District Unit would produce more stalwarts like him.