"Go To North Korea": Meghalaya Governor Amid Citizenship Act Protests

A few hours after his tweet, protesters reached the entrance of the Raj Bhavan and tried to breach the security following which they were lathi-charged.

'Go To North Korea': Meghalaya Governor Amid Citizenship Act Protests

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy tweeted that a "democracy is necessarily divisive"

Shillong:

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday stirred fresh controversy when he said those who do not want "divisive democracy" should go to North Korea.

"A democracy is necessarily divisive. If you do not want it go to North Korea," Mr Roy tweeted during the day.

"Two things should never be lost sight of in the present atmosphere of controversy. 1. The country was once divided in the name of religion. 2. A democracy is NECESSARILY DIVISIVE. If you don't want it go to North Korea," he wrote.

His tweet came hours before protesters reached the entrance of the Raj Bhavan, tried to breach security following which they were lathi-charged and police used tear-gas and seriously injured several protesters.

Two police personnel were also injured in the scuffle.

The protesters were demanding the Governor to give his assent to the proposed ordinance that seeks mandatory registration of outsiders entering the state and at the same time for the Centre to implement the Inner Line Permit in the state.

North Korea is ruled by dictator Kim Jong-Un.

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