The Hynniewtrep National Youth Movement (HNYM) on Tuesday announced to begin their sit-in demonstration in front of the main Secretariat from November 4 against the failure of the state government to come up with a policy for implementation of 80 per cent reservation of employment for local youths in private sectors in the state.
Speaking to media persons, HNYM president Louis Dohtdong said that on October 20 they had submitted a memorandum to Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma demanding from the government to come up with a policy for implementing 80 per cent job reservation for local youths in private sectors across the state but till date the government continue to pay deaf ears.
"Since the state government and the chief minister in particular continue to pay deaf ears to our demands, we have decided to begin our sit-in demonstration from November 4 in front of the Secretariat until the government listens to our demands," said Dohtdong.
Dohtdong said that they will continue with their agitation in front of the Secretariat even on November 7 as Union Home Minister Amit Shah is expected to be in Shillong, to let him know about the failure of the state government to fulfill the demands pertaining to the welfare of the people especially the youths of the state of Meghalaya.
He added that the HNYM will not pay any heed to the order of the deputy commissioner (DC) of East Khasi Hills who has imposed 144 CrPC and they will continue to go against the order as they are protesting for the rights of the youths of the state.
"When the government and those in power do not care about the rights and welfare of its people, especially the unemployed youths of the state, we also will not pay heed to the government order," said Dohtdong.