Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma informed the Meghalaya Legislative Assembly at the ongoing Autumn Session that the State Government has taken stringent measures to ensure that illegal immigrants do not enter the State following the exclusion of 19 lakh people from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam.
Replying to a short duration discussion on the fallout of NRC exercise and its impact in Meghalaya, raised by Nongpoh MLA, Mayralborn Syiem in the Assembly today, the Chief Minister informed that altogether 223 people were detected recently in different check gates who were trying to enter the State without proper documents and they were sent back to their respective States and were asked to come back to Meghalaya with proper documents.
The Chief Minister further stated that the manpower in all the check gates of Meghalaya have been increased following the publication of NRC in Assam.
He said, additional check gates have also been set up in places like Khliehriat, Ladrymbai, Patharhmah, Umkiang and other places to ensure that people from the other States do not enter Meghalaya without proper documents.
Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition, Dr Mukul Sangma urged the State Government to immediately implement the Meghalaya Residents Safety and Security Act in view of the prevailing situation while suggesting that necessary improvements in the Act can be brought later through amendments. (AIR NEWS)