R. Chandranathan
File image of Meghalaya DGP R. Chandranathan

The Meghalaya police have appealed to all to unite against the hate-mongers and those who are spreading rumours.

The appeal of the Meghalaya police came in view of the prevailing law & order scenario in East Khasi Hills district.

“All citizens, social organisations, religious organisations, Dorbar Shnongs, Seng Kynthei, Seng Samla and all peace-loving people from all spheres of life, are requested to kindly unite in fighting the menace of propagating and spreading of rumors & hate-mongering,” the Meghalaya police said.

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The Meghalaya police have requested the people and civil society organizations to unite against rumours “regarding the incidents that happened in the state, which may lead to misinformation about the real facts of the situation”.

Three persons have died so far and several others have been injured in separate incidents of violence in Ichamati village at Shella and Shillong under the East Khasi Hills since Friday.

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The appeal, issued by the Meghalaya director general of police (DGP), R. Chandranathan, said:  “In order to avert further escalation of such untoward incidents, the public at large are requested to visit the official website of Meghalaya Police, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram whereby news bulletin regarding incidents occurred during the day are being disseminated twice in a day.”

For any kind of queries or assistance within East Khasi Hills district, the state DGP also appealed to the general public to contact the police dialing at 100 and 0364-2222855.

The DGP also said the people can also send messages through the social media platform of the Meghalaya police.

“Furthermore, any person indulging in activities that may create breakdown of law & order, communal disharmony, incite or instigate conflict in the state shall be sternly dealt with as per provisions of the statute of the land,” the state DGP said in the appeal.

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