Shillong, Sept. 1: The Meghalaya People’s Human Rights Council, an NGO fighting against human rights violation, today rejected a judicial inquiry commission formed by the Assam government to probe the May 14 Langpih firing.
The Meghalaya government, however, approved of the Assam-constituted probe commission on Monday.
The Assam government on Friday faxed the official order, instituting the one-man judicial inquiry commission, headed by retired judge of Gauhati High Court, Justice P.C. Phukan, to the Meghalaya government.
The panel has been given three months to complete the probe.
The secretary general of the rights council, Dino Dympep, termed the Assam judicial inquiry panel one-sided.
Four Khasi villagers were killed after Assam police fired on a mob on May 14 at Langpih, a disputed border village on the Assam-Meghalaya border.
Dympep said the Meghalaya government should not have accepted the inquiry commission instituted by the Assam government as there will be always doubts about the impartiality of such a panel.
According to Dympep, the affected party is Meghalaya and it was the Assam police personnel who had fired at the Khasi villagers.
Dympep said there are chances that Assam can influence the commission of inquiry in its favour.
The human rights activist said Meghalaya should set up another an inquiry commission to probe the incident.
He suggested that after the completion of both inquiries, the Union home ministry can analyse the two reports and take action based on the findings.