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By Our Reporter | Shillong, June 03, 2018: 

While rumours of violence meted on the Sikh community in Shillong following the Mothran clash, are still doing the rounds in national media, the Delhi MLA and general secretary of the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee, Manjinder Singh Sirsa visited Meghalaya’s capital city today and after assessing the situation has asked people not to believe in rumours as the Sikh people in the city are safe.

While brushing aside all rumours in this regard, Sirsa tweeted “Sharing about Shillong situation. Requesting people not to worry or believe rumours.  Sikhs are safe.”

Sirsa, who is currently in Shillong to assess the situation, has sent a message to the Sikhs across India stating that “I want to tell the whole of the people of India that Sikhs are SAFE here 🙏🏻 we were all worried about the Safety of Sikhs in Meghalaya I see all here; From Ground Zero to tell that there is no violence on the situation.”

While emphasising on the need to put a stop on rumours, the Shiromani Akali Dal leader said he will be meeting the Meghalaya Chief Minister, Conrad Sangma to discuss on the matter.

It may be mentioned that for the past three days, facts revolving around the Motphran clash were twisted and given a communal colour, creating more unrest in the city. These rumours have been circulated on social media platforms and national and regional media have been spreading ‘fake’ news on the matter which has heightened the situation beyond the boundaries of the capital city by publishing news reports like ‘Dalits under attack by tribals’, ‘Gurudwara burned down in Shillong’, and others.

Reacting strongly, Meghalaya Home Minister James Sangma had on Saturday issued a strong warning against those who spread ‘fake’ news on the issue.

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