Meghalaya Labor Minister and BJP leader, Sanbor Shullai, on Friday, appeared to support the controversial “kill them all” remark by Mizoram’s Rajya Sabha MP K Vanlalwena after the recent Assam-Mizoram border clash.
The newly-appointed cabinet minister and BJP MLA from South Shillong Sanbor Shullai said that Meghalaya should use its police force to guard the inter-state borders against “enemies”.
Shullai said, “If the enemies come to your house, attack you, your wife and children, you also have to attack in self-defense; the same thing should be done at our borders…If your enemy steals or robs your house When it comes to home, you have to protect yourself, whether it is legal or illegal, you have to protect.”
Shullai’s point of view
Speaking to reporters after taking charge, Mr. Shullai said that the police along with the people of Mizoram have proved that they are united to protect their identity.
Mr. Shullai said, “This spirit should be with us – the public and the police. If the people of Assam keep harassing our people in the border area, then the time is not to just talk and have tea… only to act on the spot.”
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State’s reaction on this matter
Standing outside Parliament House, Mr. Vanlalvena made a very controversial statement earlier this week.
He said, “More than 200 policemen entered our area and they pushed our policemen back from our posts and they opened fire before we fired. They were lucky that we did that.” Don’t kill them all. If they come again, we will kill them all.”
Following the statement, an Assam Police team visited Delhi to summon Mizo National Front MP and six senior Mizoram officials on Monday in connection with the firing over an inter-state border dispute.
The officers of Mizoram who have been summoned include the Deputy Commissioner of Kolasib district, Superintendent of Police, and Additional Superintendent of Police.
The Assam Police also pasted a note at the gate of the Delhi residence of Mizo National Front MP K Vanlalvena, who was not present when the police had gone to serve the summons.
Meeting between the Chief Ministers of Assam and Meghalaya regarding border dispute
The chief ministers of Assam and Meghalaya recently agreed to go beyond the status quo in resolving their border disputes. Meghalaya has made claims on 12 disputed areas along the border with Assam. The next round of meetings is slated for August 6.