Punjab & Region

Will take up with Union home minister ‘unjust’ move to relocate Shillong Sikhs: Randhawa

The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, October 11

Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on Sunday opposed the decision of the Meghalaya government to relocate Sikhs living in the Punjab Lane area of Shillong.

The deputy CM said he will take up the matter with Union home minister Amit Shah and Meghalaya CM Conrad Sangma.

Based on the recent recommendations of a high-level committee headed by Meghalaya deputy chief minister Preston Tynsong, the Meghalaya cabinet approved a proposal to relocate Sikhs living in Thame Liu Malong area (Punjabi Lane).

Randhawa said the decision was unjust and was taken allegedly under the pressure of the land mafia.

“The civil rights of Sikhs who have been living in Shillong for more than 200 years would not be allowed to be trampled upon at any cost,” he said, urging the Meghalaya government to revoke the decision.

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