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Driver stabbed to death in Shillong in a case of hate crime

The Christian Khasis attacked the Hindu driver with a screwdriver, hitting him randomly on the neck and head and fled when he collapsed

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Crime Driver stabbed to death in Shillong in a case of hate crime

In another instance of tremendous animus for Hindus and Bengalis in Meghalaya, a Bengali driver was hacked to death by Christian miscreants days after the Ramakrishna Mission branch in the state was sealed under lock-and-key. The incident occurred on a spot opposite the Nigrims Hospital in Shillong last afternoon.

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The assailants left Nikhil Dey, believing he was dead

It is learned that the name of the victim is Nikhil Dey. He was a car driver by profession. Last afternoon, 29 November, some Khasi people, all Christians, objected while Dey was parking a car in front of the hospital. Nikhil Dey protested as it was a designated parking lot.

The Christian group first attacked the Hindu driver with a screwdriver. The miscreants randomly hit Nikhil Dey on the neck and head. They then fled the scene. He died shortly after the incident.

The Bengalis of Shillong were stricken with terror as the news of the incident spread. Hindus have been overwhelmed by a terrible sense of insecurity since the state turned xenophobic, riding on a growing Christian right cleansing drive that is passed off as Khasi assertion of local identity.

Driver stabbed to death in Meghalaya in a case of hate crime

Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, a converted Christian, has been apathetic towards the plight of Hindus in the state. Several cases of hate crime have seen no legal action despite repeated complaints to Meghalaya Police.

Last Monday, the Khasi Students’ Union (KSU) had shut down the Ramkrishna Mission in Shillong while they insisted it must stay open on the occasion of the Seng Kut Snem, a festival of indigenous Khasi faith.

Members from the KSU Mawkhar and Jaiaw Circles went and found that the Ramkrishna Mission on Jail Road was open while the state government had declared it would be a state holiday to observe Seng Kut Snem.

KSU volunteers force RK Mission in Shillong to close on the occasion of Seng Kut Snem [Driver stabbed to death in Shillong in a case of hate crime — 1]
KSU volunteers force RK Mission in Shillong to close on the occasion of Seng Kut Snem
Khasi Students' Union allegedly locks Shillong Ramakrishna Mission;  reactions pour in [Driver stabbed to death in Shillong in a case of hate crime — 2]

The KSU warned all offices, educational institutions, banks and companies that “failed to respect” special occasions and festivals observed by the “indigenous people”.

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