Shillong, Nov 14 (UNI) In view of 'abuse' meted out by the Nepalese community on the people of the state, a tribal students' body in Meghalaya has served quit notices to the community, asking them to leave the state within 30 days or face dire consequences.
The West Khasi Hills Students' Union (WKHSU), which claims to fight for the protection of the indigenous rights, served the quit notices to the Nepalese community for the alleged "harassment of tribal Khasi people" in the state.
''The Nepalese have repeatedly abused and tortured our people in Langpih areas of West Khasi Hills district. We have no other options, but to ask them to vacate the district,'' WKHSU General Secretary D Sunn told UNI over phone from Nongstoin, the district headquarters.
''Only last week, five Khasi youths, were beaten up by the Nepalese at Langpih village,'' he alleged.
''We have given them 30 days' time to leave and if they fail, then we will throw them out,'' Mr Sunn threatened.
Earlier, the Federation of Khasi, Jaintia and Garo People, had issued quit notices to non-tribal migrant workers of West Khasi Hills district for their alleged involvement in criminal activities.