Prohibitory orders clamped in Shillong

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Shillong, Jan 14 (UNI) Prohibitory orders have been clamped in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district preventing the Federation of Khasi Jaintia and Garo People(FKJGP) from holding hunger strike in front of the Secretariat.

The FKJGP has decided to go on a six-hour hunger strike in protest against the Congress-led Meghalaya Democratic Alliance government decision to hand over power projects to private companies in the state.

''We will go ahead with our protest to put pressure on the government to scrap the 'shady deal' on electricity projects,'' FKJGP President Emlang Lyttan said today.

The United Democratic Party (UDP), an ally of the Congress, would take out a protest march supporting the FKJGP's six-hour-long hunger strike against the government's decision.

Last week, the Khasi Student's Union sponsored three days office picketing in East and West Khasi Hills and Ri-Bhoi districts in protest against the deal.

The KSU, which termed the handing over of six power projects to private companies, have suspended its agitation in view of Chief Minister D D Lapang summoning for a cabinet meeting on January 17.

Meanwhile, Federation of Achik Freedom (FAF) president Mac D Shira said the Federation would pursue the series of its agitations beginning from January 15 in the three districts of Garo Hills in protest against the Power Department handing over the Nangalbibra thermal power project to Dharam Satyapal company.

The Cabinet approved Joint Ventures with - Jaypee Group,Dharampal Satyapal Group, ETA Star infrastructure Limited, Athena Project Private Limited, Seven Sisters Energy Limited and SEW Energy Limited - to develop Kynshi Stage-I, Kynshi Stage-II, Umngot, Leshka Stage-II, Umiew and Simsang Basin projects.

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