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The fresh tripartite agreement in response to Tripura government for settling 34000 odd displaced Brus in Tripura who had fled from western parts of Mizoram in 1997 turned the situation hostile. When Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) made tribals unhappy apprehending it an attempt to increase the population of non-tribals in the state, announcement of Bru settlement shut down anti-CAA revellers. However, the decision to settle Brus in Tripura has encouraged the creation of ethnocentrism in Northeast and it set a bad precedent in the country to sponsor displaced people from one state to other following communal pressure. Moreover, it indicated a clear sign of conflicts between the Brus and indigenous communities both tribal and non-tribals of Tripura. The Mizo people have been objecting Bru settlement in their homeland and despite at least 21 attempts of centre, Tripura and Mizoram government could not succeed the mission.

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Once in a while, Indian film festival circuits are bowled over when extraordinary stories from the Northeast region make their appearances.Starting from 2016, the region has had a significant run cinematically.

 

PradipKurbah, a filmmaker synonymous with Khasi films from Shillong, Meghalaya made headlines with his latest work, ‘Lewduh’ (or Market in Khasi), which premiered at 24th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF) 2019, a rare and prestigious feat. The 94 minute film is about the lives of everyday people and their stories, shot entirely in a crowded market, the oldest and largest traditional markets in Shillong. The Busan Festival held annually in South Korea is big and for the two times national award winning filmmaker (RI: Homeland of Uncertainty, 2013 and Onaatah, 2016) is the icing on the cake of his filmmaking career. 

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Marking an end to the 50-year-old Bodo crisis, the Union Government on 27 January 2020 in Delhi signed the historic memorandum of settlement (MoS) to bring peace and settlement with the four factions of National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB), one of the dangerous militant groups in Assam, All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) and United Bodo People’s Organization (UBPO). This accord is said to pave the way for more development and welfare in the region bringing unity and tranquillity amongst the society. It was different that the All Bodo Students Union (ABSU) also signed the deal, who were agitating for a long time demanding for a separate Bodo state. As per the unrest going on in the region for a long time, Home Minister Amit Shah was keen to conclude the accord as early as possible to end the Bodo insurgency without hindering the territorial integrity of the state.

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Leader of opposition condemn Government move to file petition in Meghalaya High Court

Leader of Opposition demand state government to with draw the petition filed against the order of Meghalaya Lokayukta. Leader of Opposition (LO) of the Meghalaya State Government Dr. Mukul Sangma today demanded from the state government to withdraw the petition field in the Meghalaya Court against the ruling of the Meghalaya Lokayukta.

Dr. Mukul Sangma said that the opposition strongly opposed and condemns the action of the state government of filing a petition in the Meghalaya High Court.

“The motive of the state government to file petition against the ruling of the Meghalaya Lokayukta is to derail and delay the investigation on corruption and irregularities pertaining in the state challenging” he added.

Dr. Mukul Sangma also alleged that the state government is committing such a blunder in failing to curbs illegal transportation of coal which have surface in various media platform.

Leader of opposition asserted that Meghalaya state has never known of indulging in corrupt practice but with the present Government led by Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma many individuals and parties has alleged the government of indulging in corruption substantiating with few evidences.

Dr. Mukul Sangma firmly stated that the congress party will strongly opposed the state government initiation of filing petition against the Meghalaya Lokayukta in the High Court.

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Assam Police arrested 2 khasi Youth in Boko

Few days after tension erupted along the Meghalaya Assam border when Assam Police personnel trespassed into Umwali village near Langpih in West Khasi hills district in Meghalaya the Assam police on 21 February 2020 around 4 pm arrested two Khasi youths in Boko Assam.

Speaking to Eastern Panorama HYC President Distarborlin Wanniang said that both Alningstar Snaitang and Bibarius Marwein were travelling to Boko Market in Assam in a vehicle with number plate ML 10 A 1452 when they were stop by Assam Police. The Assam police on stopping the duo asked them to produce papers like license etc.

HYC President Distarborlin Wanniang said that the duo had all their papers with them but the Assam Police arrested the duo based on the allegation that they (police) found alcohol which were meant to be sold in Meghalaya in their vehicles.

HYC President Distarborlin Wanniang said that Assam police cannot falsely allege that they were carrying alcohol without any prove.

“If they were so keen to arrest people carrying Meghalaya alcohol in Assam then they should arrest all those illegal alcohol smugglers in Boko or Assam” he added.

The Council leader said that they will wait for 24 ours before taking any steps against the criminal committed by Assam police.

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