Just a few days ago, I came across an incident where a group of police officers were ordered to forcibly and without notice remove some street vendors from Laitumkhrah in Shillong. These vendors were not creating any nuisance other than selling their fruits and vegetables to earn their daily wage and to feed their family. It was a very painful moment for me as I watch one of these vendors crying while at the same time trying to reason with these police officers that she has a family to feed.
Te kumne ngi iohi ba kat nang mih ki snem nang bun ruh ki nong ap kam kiba hap ha ka kynhun ‘unemployable educated class’ lane ka kynhun jong kiba la don ka kyrdan pule hynrei ki bym lah ban pyniaid iew ia kane ka jingpule jong ki.
It is true my generation is angry, very angry. The causes of our anger are numerous. But anger in itself is not a bad thing, i.e. it does not always lead to violence, what it is however, is the fuel for change, positive change.