Shillong, Feb 22 : Tension along the Meghalaya-Assam border escalated after Assam Police detained two tribal Khasi youths on Friday evening, sources said on Saturday. Alningstar Snaitang and Bibarius Marwein, were detainee by the Assam Police personnel from Boko area, police sources said.
“We don’t know what is the exact cause for their detention,” a Meghalaya police official said. However, tribal Khasi villagers at Umwali in Langpih, a disputed area between Meghalaya and Assam said that a group of policemen on Friday evening trespassed into their village, and arrested two innocent youths at gun-point.
On February 19, villagers of Umwali had complained that Assam Police had trespassed into the villages, and wanted to construct a border outpost on private land of a tribal villager. The villagers had registered strong protest against the Assam Police’s alleged attempt to set up the new outpost. The villagers of the area, along with village Dorbar and Hynñiewtrep Youth Council (HYC) Rimuliang unit came out to protect the village from the wrath of the Assam Police personnel.
A video on the incident at Umwali had also gone viral on the social media, and people in Meghalaya have started commenting against the act of Assam Police personnel. It was seen in the video that one Assam Police personnel was threatening a Khasi (lady) villager. This was third such incident at Umwali village during the last one year. (UNI)