Condemning the used of tear gas shells on agitating school teachers and their families, the Voice of People Party (VPP) on Thursday demanded the resignation of Meghalaya’s Home Minister – Lahkmen Rymbui, who also serves as the Minister-in-charge of state Education Department.
According to the VPP General Secretary – Dr Ricky AJ Syngkon, “The Minister-in-charge of Home & Education Department should take moral responsibility and resign immediately, and the police personnel involved in this inhuman act be booked, as this is an utter violation of human rights.”
Its worthy to note that the incident occurred on Thursday afternoon, when the group of teachers under the banner of Meghalaya Government Lower Primary School Contractual Teachers’ Association (MGLPSCTA) alongwith their family members, including pregnant women and children; commenced their march from Kiang Nangbah Monument to Secretariat.
However, as they approached near the secretariat, the police lobbed three tear-gas shells at the agitating teachers to prevent them from staging protest outside the gate of state secretariat.
Responding to the tragic move, the VPP stated that “The violent act committed against the contractual teachers on October 6, 2022 by this insensitive and corruptible Meghalaya Democratic Alliance (MDA) Government is highly condemnable by one and all, who are part and parcel of a civil society other than those in a barbaric world.”
Meanwhile, the KAM Meghalaya – a political party, demanded for an independent judicial enquiry into the incident.