Democracy is divisive, go to N. Korea if you don’t want it: Meghalaya Governor

His tweet came exactly hours before protesters reached the entrance of the Raj Bhavan, tried to breach security following which they were lathi-charged and tear-gassed leaving several of them seriously injured.
Written By Siddhu Manchikanti | Updated: December 15, 2019 14:09 IST
Democracy is divisive, go to N. Korea if you don’t want it: Meghalaya Governor

Meghalaya Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday said in a tweet, "A democracy is necessarily divisive. If you do not want it, go to North Korea." "The country was once divided in the name of religion," he wrote. His statement comes as Meghalaya faces protests over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, 2019.

 
His tweet came exactly hours before protesters reached the entrance of the Raj Bhavan, tried to breach security following which they were lathi-charged and tear-gassed leaving several of them seriously injured.
 
"Two things should never get 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 to go to North Korea" his tweet read.
 
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 has ruled by dictator Kim Jong-Un.




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