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Meghalaya’s Leader of Opposition Mukul Sangma has hit out the Conrad Sangma-led government over the violent incidents in the state and asked the government to wake up and deal with the situation appropriately.

In a statement issued on Saturday, Sangma said he was deeply pained to see the ugly turn of events resulting in violence and death of a young man and injury to many as a fallout of the unacceptable and divisive Citizenship (Amendment) Act.

Condemning the incident and perpetrators of the crime, the senior Congress legislator said, “The nation is in turmoil because of the mistrust and hatred generated by the CAA.”

He said the incident only justifies the demand for repeal of CAA and urged the citizens to help restore peace in the state. “The state government’s failure to prevent the ugly turn of events is highly condemnable. The government must wake up and deal with the situation appropriately,” Sangma said.

Meanwhile, the Meghalaya Pradesh Youth Congress (MPYC) has also condemned the ugly and unprecedented incident at Ichamati village on Friday. “The government at the Centre needs to understand India and its people and stop imposing viciously their political will upon us. We have been warning that the implications of CAA are wide ranging and opens up an unprecedented dangerous future and ramifications thereof. The dire implications of C(A)A is not just for a particular(one) community, this is vastly inter-sectional,” MPYC president Richard Marak said.

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