Khasi Nepali Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya, India

Existing mistrust between the Nepali-speaking population and the Khasis has widened after the recent ethnic clashes

By Dinesh Wagle
Wagle Street Journal

Shaym Prasad Pokharel, a coal mine labourer from Nepal during an interview near a mine in Ladrampai, Meghalaya
Shaym Prasad Pokharel, a coal mine labourer from Nepal during an interview near a mine in Ladrampai, Meghalaya

MEGHALAYA, INDIA- “Ethnicity-based enmity,” said a Nepali-speaking Assamese coal mine labourer in Meghalaya, “is the most frightening and unpredictable thing I have ever experienced.” “The man you were friend with in the morning”, Bhumi Raj Limbu continued, “becomes your killer in the evening.”

This is what is happening in Meghalaya today. Existing mistrusts and contempt between Nepalis and Khasis have widened as the latter recently killed and assaulted several Nepali migrant workers and Gorkhas (Nepali-speaking Indians).

At the heart of this conflict lies a beautiful village called Lampi (or Langpih), claimed by both Assam and Meghalaya. Both states are strongly backed by villagers sharply divided along ethnic lines. The Gorkhas want the present Assamese authority in the village unchallenged, while the Khasis feel the area belongs to Meghalaya.

lampi village explanation
Lampi village where the May 14 shooting took place
Lampi village headman Chakra Bahadur Chhetri
Lampi village headman Chakra Bahadur Chhetri. On the wall is a photo of former Nepali royal family massacred in 2001
meghalaya chief minister mukul sangma
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma says Nepali migrant workers are welcome to his state

The dispute is not a new one. It has existed since the time Meghalaya was carved out of Assam in 1972. Occasional arson and crop-stealing belonging to members of the opposing community were common. The simmering tensions became international headlines on May 14 when the Assamese border police gunned down four Khasis, who were part of a mob that was attacking Gorkhas in the village and the police post. The Khasis, in turn, started venting their anger against Nepalis and Gorkhas throughout Meghalaya. A 70-year-old Gorkha, Loknath Bastola, was burnt alive in Badapani village, just below Shillong, the state’s capital.

Nepali workers here believe there may have been more killings in the Jaintia Hills district that borders Bangladesh, where thousands of Nepalis labour in coal mines. “We believe the authorities may have buried some bodies to save their face,” claimed a source in Ladrampai bazaar, the commercial hub of Jaintia Hills. The government denies this. “We shouldn’t go after rumours,” said Mukul Sangma, the chief minister of the state. “We are investigating the matter. The truth will come out.”

After the Lampi incident, the Meghalaya government set up a police post in Lampi ‘to protect Khasi people’ under pressure from agitating Khasi organisations. The new post is just a few hundred metres away from the border outpost of 4th Assam police battalion. The village resembles a warzone where armed villagers patrol during night time.

A Gorkha youth volunteers to patrol his neighborhood in Lampi under the banner of Village Defense Person/Party
A Gorkha youth volunteers to patrol his neighborhood in Lampi under the banner of Village Defense Person/Party
lampi village gorkha boys
These boys- Mangal Rai, 32 and Gopal Pradhan, 28, fled Meghalaya in 1987 and came to Lampi where they have been living ever since.
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A Gorkha (right), working at a site on the road to connect Lampi to Guwahati, mocks a punch to a Khasi man
A Gorkha of Lampi at a construction site on the road that connects his village to Guwahati, Assam
A Gorkha of Lampi at a construction site on the road that connects his village to Guwahati, Assam
DW Gorkhas Lampi at a construction site on the road that connects their village to Guwahati, Assam
DW with Gorkhas Lampi at a construction site on the road that connects their village to Guwahati, Assam


It was very challenging for 20-year-old Khem Chhetri to drive the bike on the under-construction 25 km road to and from Lampi to a paved road connecting to Guwahati. The road had become extra slippery because of the rains the previous night. But we did it.

Meghalaya thinks Assam is encouraging Gorkhas to bring more people to the village so that its claim strengthens. “Apart from the Khasi and Garo population,” Sangma said in an interview with me, “a certain number of families belonging to the Nepali community are residing in Lampi who speak fluent Khasi. But what has been recently an issue of concern for the local population are the new settlements. These settlements have come up with the help of Assam police. That has created a sense of mistrust and of insecurity among the population.”

The Gorkhas feel they need to bring in more of their own from other parts of Assam so that the Khasis cannot intimidate them. “We have been living here for more than two generations,” said Chakra Bahadur Chhetri, the village headman or gaunbuda. “Our grandfathers came from Nepal and settled here when no Khasi lived here. It was a jungle at that time and our grandfathers felt it was a good place for their cattle.”

Most old Gorkhas in Lampi name one district or the other in Nepal to indicate the place where their grandfathers came from but they don’t want to build on that connection for now. They have found an active and charismatic leader in Chhetri who takes their cause to the Assamese authorities. Chhetri, in turn, is thankful to the villagers that he has given a job that he likes the most. “I don’t like working in the filed,” the gaunbudha said. “I like talking and traveling. So our interests are compatible.” That doesn’t stop him from reflecting upon the situation when he is alone. “Sometimes I feel as though I have wronged my people,” Chettri said “I wonder if I made them foreigners in this land. Had I not been here, most might have returned back to Nepal and settled there. At the least they would have a country of their own. The other part of me debates do we ever get mato (soil) without struggle? Moreover, the government of Assam is helping us more than we need. With such pleasant weather, isn’t it a good place to live in? Once the rasta is paved won’t this place be better than Darjeeling?”

The rasta is not exemptfrom the rivalry between Assam and Meghalaya either. Once Assam started building the road to Lhampi, Meghalaya followed suit with an aim to link the village to a highway that goes to Shillong. Initially the Assamese border police, using local Gorkhas as pawns, created disturbance.Later they allowed the work to be continued considering it to be a development activity. That instance of agreement between the two states has done little to bridge the gap between the Khasi and Gorkha communities.

This is where my father Lokhnath Bastola was sleeping before they burned him alive a meter away, says his son Balaram Sharma
This is where my father Lokhnath Bastola was sleeping before they burnt him alive a meter away, says his son Balaram Sharma
balaram sharma with his dog
Balaram Sharma with his dog that has gone mute since the incident of arson in the cowshed
balaram sharma and his wife in poultry farm
Balaram Sharma and his wife now live in a nearby rented poultry farm after their cowshed and a shack was destroyed in arson that also killed Sharma
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A gorkha carries his neighbor's belongings back to the owner
a gorkha carries his neighbor's belongings to safety in badapani
A gorkha carries his neighbor
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Nongsder village resident Beena Sigdel
Chandra Prakash Dahal stands over the derbies.. Three cows and four goats were killed when his cowshed was gutted in fire by miscreant Khasis
Chandra Prakash Dahal stands over the derbies. Three cows and four goats were killed when his cowshed was gutted in fire by miscreant Khasis
chandra prakash dahal and his home
Part of Chandra Prakash Dahal's house was also burned

For instance, the Khasis of Lampi have no administrative relationship with Assam. The Khasis did not participate in the census administered by the Assamese side where as Gorkhas enthusiastically participated, with gaunbudha as the administrator of the procedure, ignoring the call by the Meghalayan government to halt census activity in the village. Khasis don’t send their children to the primary and middle school run by the Assamese government in the village. The Meghalayan government has opened a Khasi medium primary school barely a hundred meters away. Assamese authorities have recognized Chhetri with annual best gaunbudha award of Kamrup district twice in recent years.

The animosity between the two communities continues in the playground that sees players from the two communities play with different balls in different parts of the ground. No sooner Meghalaya was formed; Khasis stopped Gorkhas from playing on a football ground forcing the Gorkhas to find a new one nearby. In recent months, Khasis have laid their claim to that ground as well, the Gorkhas allege. Some time back when a Khasi member of the Meghalayan legislative assembly from the region flattened the Gorkhas’ playground bringing in a dozer Khasis asked Gorkhas to go back to their older playground. “Why should we go back and play in the old ground now?” asks the Gaunbuda. “Our boys (Gorkhas) play in one of the goalposts while Khasis play in the other. When we play a white ball they bring a black one, when we bring a black ball, they bring a green one.”

Due to this animosity and sheer mistrust Gorkhas have started patrolling their neighborhoods at night. They have deployed youths carrying khukuris, sticks and slings under the banner of Village Defense Person (VDP) which is a normal practice in the region. “Khukuri and sticks are our weapons,” said Shivaram Sharma, 26, a VDP. “The slingshots belong to Khasis. Now we learn their weapon and defeat them in their own game.”
If this village goes to Meghalaya, which falls under a special Indian constitutional provision called the Sixth Schedule, the non-tribal population will have no right to land. “We will be homeless, landless,” Chhetri said. “On the other hand, Assam is giving us every possible help. They are giving us roads, hospitals, drinking water.” The Gorkhas hope it will be easier for them to bring in more people once the road is paved—expected to happen in two years.

Apart from the sense of security that the Gorkhas feel in Assam, cultural, linguistic and other social differences exist between them and the Khasis. Meghalaya is a Khasi-majority state that was created exclusively to look after the community’s interest. Everybody else is an outsider here.

Khasis speak a language (belonging to Austro-Asiatic language group) which has no particular script like Devnagari on which Nepali, the language Gorkhas speak, is based. Almost all Khasis have converted to Christianity from their original religion of worshipping nature. Gorkhas are Hindus, and worship the cow, which Khasis eat. “Christian missionaries control the Meghalaya government,” said a Gorkha leader in Guwahati, the capital of Assam. “They try their best to convert Nepalis to Christianity. When they can’t, they target those who are unwilling to convert.” This sentiment was echoed by several Gorkha leaders who said that the Church in Shillong keeps mum about the atrocities committed against the Gorkhas whereas “they create a lot of noise if someone throws a pebble on a church.” Khasis live in a matriarchal society where as Gorkhas are patriarchal. Sometimes conflict arises because these communities differ on how the land should be used. Gorkhas like to rear animals in open lands while Khasi prefer agriculture. Though Gorkhas claim they are the ones who taught Khasis how to cultivate. However, as the land is becoming scarce because of rising population, number of Gorkhas rearing cattle has reduced. The cattle owned by a typical Gorkha family don’t number in dozens like in the earlier times.

Several factors, on the other hand, bring Gorkhas closer to the Assamese. Both communities speak languages that belonging to the Indo-Aryan group, practice the same religion and live in patriarchal societies. Assam faces the problem of land encroachment in other parts of the state from neighboring states Meghalaya, Nagaland and Arunanchal as well. People residing in those controversial areas belong to ethnic community that is majority in the claimant states and are loyal to them, not to Assam. That has made it difficult for Assam to lay its claim over those disputed territories. In the border dispute with Meghalaya the Gorkhas of Lahmpi have become the citizen border police for Assam. “It isn’t only Lahmpi that Meghalaya claims,” Chettri said. “It wants Guwahati as well. The moment we leave this place Khasis will run down to Guwahati. So, we are securing the border of Assam as well.”

Ramesh Deuja, a sardar at one of the coal mines in Ladrampai in Meghalaya, points out towards the shacks where Nepali labourers stay.
Ramesh Deuja, a sardar at one of the coal mines in Ladrampai in Meghalaya, points out towards the shacks where Nepali labourers stay.
Ladrampai, Meghalaya mine labourer from nepal Shaym Prasad Pokharel fills up the basket with coal
Ladrampai, Meghalaya mine labourer from nepal Shaym Prasad Pokharel fills up the basket with coal

A Nepali-speaking labourer from Assam fills up his basket in a coal mine in Ladrampai, Meghalaya

Ladrampai, Meghalaya coal mine labourers Shyam P Pokharel readies himself to climb a ladder

Ladrampai, Meghalaya coal mine labourers climbing a ladder
Ladrampai, Meghalaya coal mine labourers climbing a ladder
Shyam Prasad Pokharel
Shyam Prasad Pokharel
Ladrampai, Meghalaya mine labourer from nepal Shaym Prasad Pokharel emerges out of the pit
Ladrampai, Meghalaya mine labourer from nepal Shaym Prasad Pokharel emerges out of the pit
Ladrampai, Meghalaya mine labourer from nepal Shaym Prasad Pokharel empties basket
Ladrampai, Meghalaya mine labourer from nepal Shaym Prasad Pokharel empties basket

Lampi dispute is a perfect example of how ethnicity-based federalism pits citizens against one another. The Assamese government encourages Gorkhas from other parts of the state to go to the village, settle and retaliate against the Khasis. Anyone wanting to go to Lampi gets land for free, I was told by the villagers, and the government has increased the pace of development activities in the area. Until two years ago, before a road connected the village to a highway, it used to take four hours to walk from Lampi to reach Guwahiti. Gorkhas are working on to giving a finishing touch to the 30-kilometer link road on which their future plans rest. “Once this road is paved it will be easier to increase the number of our people (Gorkhas) here.” said Dambar Bhattarai, 47 whom I found working on the road 10 km below Lampi village. “Anyone willing to come will be provided with land,” he continued. “Our ancestors lived in this place. Why should we run away? We are ready for bloodshed but not to be chased away.”

These differences, however, hadn’t stopped the two communities from living side by side for more than two centuries. In Shillong and other parts of Meghalaya, Nepali men have married Khasi women and vice-versa. Gorkhas have mastered the Khasi language and many Khasis are fluent in Nepali. “These people are not that bad after all,” said a Gorkha activist in Shillong. “Some vested elements are politicising the issue.”

The activist was hinting at the recent change of guard in Shillong that saw Sangma, from the Garo community, replacing D.D. Lapang, a Khasi, as the chief minister (Both Sangma and Lapang were from the Congress as they are now. Government changes are frequent in Meghalaya. Only one chief minister out of 13 has completed a full five-year term in office since 1972). One influential former student leader Paul Lyngdoh wasn’t included in the new cabinet. Nobody has produced solid proof but many believe the Lampi incident was the handiwork of Lapang and Lyngdoh who wanted to pull the rug under the new chief minister. “Some people are telling me some vested interests could have created this situation to create instability,” said Sangma.

The name of powerful Assamese politician Himant Biswa Sarma also comes in the picture. Sarma is often considered a factor in the change of governments in Meghalaya especially the one which was formed one year ago that saw his party Congress takepower in Shillong. Some say he was also behind the recent change of leadership (from Lapang to Sangma). Sarma is also deeply involved in prodding Gorkhas in Lampi. He was the one who sent in money to build the road and inaugurated it despite the objections from the Meghalayan side. That the land area of Lampi has been identified as a source of uranium adds a new dimension to the power struggle. Some say the real cause of tension is the uranium that the politicians from both states want under their control.

If Sangma’s detractors in Meghalaya were behind the recent chaos, then they were defeated. The chief minister handled the situation in a way that has won him accolades. “Thank God, 1986 didn’t repeat itself this time,” said Diwakar Poudel, a Gorkha from Assam who lives in Ladrampai, referring to the year when thousands of Nepalis and Gorkhas were evicted from Meghalaya as part of the movement to flush out foreigners from north-eastern India. “The police acted promptly; though during the initial hours of the crisis, several Nepalis were beaten up, tortured and forced to flee.” He said many Nepali-speakers stayed indoors or inside coal mines during the strike called by Khasi organisations in Meghalaya after the Lampi incident.

One of those who stayed in a shack near the coal mines was Shyam Prasad Pokharel. The 60-year-old man from Sindhuli does an unenviable job of carrying coal on his back from a 200-feet deep pit. “I remembered my ista-deuta (clan deity) that day. I asked for strength. I remembered my wife and children,” he said.

There’s no exact data of how many Nepalis work in the coal mines in Meghalaya, but it’s generally accepted that more than 100,000 Nepalis work in the mines.

In timess of crisis, it is natural that rumours spread like wildfire, thereby creating panic. Some of them tried to flee overnight, while some hid inside pits and reportedly drowned to death as it rained particularly heavily that night. “It was terrible,” said Pokharel. “We kept hearing this person was beaten up, that person was killed all day long. How can one live in such a situation?” The next day, his family from Sindhuli called on the mobile phone owned by the lady who cooks for Pokharel and other labourers in a mess near the mine. They asked him to return home immediately. “I felt like going back,” he said. “But how can you travel at a time like this? Now the situation has become somewhat normal. I’ll go in Dashain [festival].”

Shyam Prasad Pokharel smokes
After brining out a few baskets of coal, Shyam Prasad Pokharel takes rest to smoke
Ladrampai, Meghalaya coal mine labourers from Nepal having lunch in a mess near the pit where they workLadrampai, Meghalaya coal mine labourers from Nepal having lunch in a mess near the pit where they work
Ladrampai, Meghalaya coal mine labourers from Nepal having lunch in a mess near the pit where they work

Ladrampai, Meghalaya coal mine labourers from Nepal having lunch in a mess near the pit where they work

dinesh wagle interviewing meghalaya ladrampai coal mine labourer from nepal shaym prasad pokharel
Dinesh Wagle interviews Shaym Prasad Pokharel, a coal mine labourer from Sindhuli, Nepal at a coal mine in Ladrampai, Meghalaya

Some versions of this reportage were published in Kantipur, in Nepali, and in The Kathmandu Post recently Here are some Nepali headlines:

1.मेघालयका नेपालीभाषी जे भोगिरहेछन्

2. कोइलाखानीको जिन्दगानी

3. यहीँ जिउँदै जलाए बुवालाई

4. खटपटमा छन् गोर्खा र प्रवासी

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52 thoughts on “Khasi Nepali Ethnic Conflict in Meghalaya, India”

  1. thanks dinesh ji,
    that u have made us to know the cruel khasi’s misbehave to simple nepali..thank for ur contribution..

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  2. Thanks Dinesh. We all know examples in the daily news, Ghaza, Israel.
    And many more but this is a very good article almost anthropology. All fights are usually about nothing, this is where buddhists have a point, though themselves fight about statues ha ha. Do not listen or believe anyone, it is better to be aware than dead. People are so fragile to mind control and gossips. We all know Ghaza is bad, and no one will say it. Or those who did got fired even in the White House.
    Maybe India even loves Nepal but do we love ourselves, people should take some pride into national identity without the fighting. Usually it is not a very good sign to have to be so much this or that caste. Even gender. Then it is also reality. Very good article I am against ethnic based anything.

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  3. why cant we all leave in peace? gorkhas or khasis …… all bleed blood.. all feel pain… ultimately we all have to die….
    i feel assam and meghalaya should learn a thing or two from sikkim… my home where all communities live and share…

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  4. good indepth report, better than wat i ve seen so far. I’m a Khasi from Shillong – I just wanted to add that this is not something that is happening to all Nepalis everywhere in Meghalaya.

    Ethnic conflicts are caused by selfish politicians who take advantage of the dumb section of the populace and thats wat exactly happened here

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    1. Khasi hate everyone except their own.it happen everywhere to someone from outside meghalaya…..day time will be calling u bah o bah.WHen someone is alone or in nite khasi people show real true face.

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  5. Yes… very fact.. My name is Samuel Magar.
    English name though, but with Nepali surname… and living in Meghalaya…
    I got this name from my neighbour who is Khasi…
    Why sow hatred if we want to cultivate peace… Love and Peace are same also hate and death are same… why play a blame game if we are foolish enough in not understanding the fireworks of some government/politicians.
    They dont give life but they take away the lives of the people

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  6. “Almost all Khasis have converted to Christianity from their original religion of worshipping nature. Gorkhas are Hindus, and worship the cow, which Khasis eat. “Christian missionaries control the Meghalaya government,” said a Gorkha leader in Guwahati, the capital of Assam. “They try their best to convert Nepalis to Christianity. When they can’t, they target those who are unwilling to convert.” This sentiment was echoed by several Gorkha leaders who said that the Church in Shillong keeps mum about the atrocities committed against the Gorkhas whereas “they create a lot of noise if someone throws a pebble on a church.”

    While most of what have been mentioned above is true, however, as a second generation Gorkha born and brought up in Shillong I have to say that the above piece of story is totally false and baseless.

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  7. I simply want to congratulate you on wonderful reporting, Dinesh. The number and quality of the photographs add greatly to the tx. Thank you for the considerable effort you made to bring this situation to the attention of people who read your blog. This is top notch work, worthy of a prize in journalism!

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  8. 7 years ago i was there in Shillong and i spent 2 weeks to find out my Baba, But I’m not able to find out my Baba……i still keep searching, i won’t give up because i love him he spent his all years in coal job to survive us if any body no how to find pls me thanks

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  9. Dear A Pradhan,
    Nice to read your comments.
    But surely there’s no religion involve in this Langpih issue.
    I hope your religion does not say capture or conquer the land of others and do the deal and loot the people of the land. We came here as a visitor and they gave us land and fed us… now y should we quarel with this people. If you think cow as your god then pls look inside you what does the cow say.. It moos or says anything else. Its time to look inside and see the REAL GOD not the creation of God.

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  10. Now I understand the purpose of this blog. “HATE PEOPLE”.
    This is what exactly you guys are doing. You guys are so dumb that you don’t even dare to publish the truth in your blog. What I saw first in this blog was just a ghost of HARMONY between the two communities. Your pictures speaks hatred… and not peace. When I first saw this blog I thought that this blog will help the people of two communities coming together under the very sky of Langphi. But as of now you are very concerned about a particular community. It seems you deserved what others has done to you. Do unto others as you want them to do for you. My dear friend Its Love that will bring people together not some riot pictures with details of boundaries…. I will be back to this blog. Pls share Love and not hatred

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  11. And Sir also kindly note that the places you have mentioned in few pictures are not Ladrampai…… Its LADRYMBAI.
    Now I regret being involved in this blog

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  12. There is always two sides to a coin…you cannot judge anyone until u know the stories from both sides. This blog seems to point out that one sections are the victims and the others are the bad doers. How will such a story change anythin- this will only fuel up more problem! Always put two side of the story – if you want people to get what you are trying to put across. Don’t be such a hater!

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  13. What worst is there aren’t much news abt it!! Thanxs to your sole effort we’re getting o read this!! I feel really bad for them!! I actually thought North-East indians would be different like very down to earth!!!
    @Samuel Magar… You should stop ur pathetic-christian talk. You get to heard that from any other Christian Dude!!

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  14. For years khasis and Nepalese (also know as gorkhas in Indian Army) were living peacefully. Both these communities worked together in building roads in Langphi but where is any Assemese or bodo community to help and cut jungles of Langphi and do settlement. but now when the place is worth living Assam claims it and Maghalaya govt play vote bank politics and the two real communities who have been living since the excavation of Langhpi are in clash with each other. These what we see Cheap Indian politics to make communities fight with each other. As both Assam and Meghalaya are having congress govt why they dont sit and talk with center’s congress govt and resolve it as per Article 3 of constitution. WHY FIGHT AMONG OURSELVES WHEN WE KNOW THE NEIGHBOUR CHINA AND EAST PAK(BANGLADESH) ARE ALWZ EYING US. why ?? WHY SHOW OUR WEAK INTEGRITY. WHY ??

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  15. Nepalise know Gorkhas are present sice 18th century in Meghalaya those days when shillong was a jungle.The 5 GR Nepalis fought in battle of Antgram and 1972 East pak war to save jaintia Hills and syllet from bangladesh , Gorkhas have fought war of Imphal and nagaland to save North east from Japanese incursion. Right from ww1 till Kargil Gorkhas have fought all wars for India, But their contribution is lost today. Their condition in North EAst is grim. Living in Meghalaya for 2 centuries they dont have land nor job rights. Till 1987 they living peacefully with Khasis until they vicitimised in 1987 , recent census shows there are only 40 thosand neapli speaking population in Meghalaya and there is no such minority protection law for them.My forefather belong to Indian Army and fought in china War and bangladesh war but after retirement we had to leave meghalaya in 1987. North East just make nepalis as soft targets but thy dont see the Bengalis and Muslims coming from Bangladesh. But at the end when India needs to fight at 18000ft in Khubar or Kargil they need Gorkha Regiment.

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  16. We need to understand one thing, Plz let live peacefull let not hatred be spread, I am born in Shillong and I love shillong and respect khasis and they respect me too. khasis and nepalis have same features and likes, and Infact since the time of mahabharata Nepal , North East was Kirat Dynsaty which shows we are from same lineage. But Today we are humans and let civilization prevail and hope such un forseen incidents does not happen in future. If some some is Bad means he is bad not that the entire community is bad. LIVE AND LET LIVE

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  17. The New Generation Gorkha’s of Shillong wont be quite if the Same situation of 1986 arise and to all those fucking coward Nepali who fleed and run away in 1986 wont be tolerated again and we know the Nepali who rund away were not a Gurkha ethinic or from sino-tibetant branch of language speaking pure Gorkha, they all where from Aryan Orgin i.e bhayun etc….. Nowdays the few remaining Permanent Resident Gurkha of Shillong are of Pure Ethnic Gurkha tribe mainly like Magars,Gurungs, Rai’s & Limbu’s which are know for their bravery and aggresiveness by the whole World and Form the world famous Gurkha regiment which operates in 4 countries Britian, India,Singapore& Brunei….. So Khasi people think 1000 times before doing anything because we Gurkha’s are not afraid of dying and killing…. do want ever u want in your State but if once outside jst see motherfucker what we will do 2 you its not that we only can harm you outside your State if Time comes we will go n fetch each and evri1 of you Coward tribe from your house and will kill you we wont be sparing woman and Children also we will chop that dirty looking heads of ur with our famous Shirpatay Khukuri…. From: EX-youth leader of Gorkha National Liberation Front Merik Area….

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    1. Brother don’t be so Hot headed. Hatred beget hatred and Love the same. Gorkhali does not mean DemagKhali use your sense and act bravely where needed, as our ancestor did….. .

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  18. well to be very honest the article was biased to one side only (no prize for guessing which side). However, that is not to say that some of the things are not true. The biggest problem is the Indo-Nepal treaty which requires no visa for citizens for both countries for visiting and in many cases staying back. Nepalis have been in North-East for a long time but new arrivals are also quite a lot. The fear that some people have is that lest Khasi go the Lepcha way who are considered a primitive tribe in their own homeland, Sikkhim and Darjeeling. Scarp the treaty, limit immigration and create confidence in the heart of those who have come long back that North-east is as much their home as any other community, but not recent migrants (and they are quite a few).

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  19. I’m also belongs to Lampi Village,and most respected that our Headman Chakra Bahadur Gaonbudha of Lampi Assam.Mostly respected to CM the one who pity upon Gorkhas with protection. But yet today I could not build my house at Lampi therefore I’m living at Boko with my family in a rented home for my children education. Lampi khasi peoples are partiality minded,coz they din’t given me to addmit in their mission school,really I’m so sorrow for them. If our Assam Govt.help me surely needed a Gorkha English School and creat for Assam Gorkha Union Student at Lampi it is my main position for Lampi Education Deplovement is very needed. Without education and technology we may not change or deploved among society.

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  20. Pray for Khasi and Gorkhas might be live together with peaceful life in Lampi without fight,but must understand for each other we are equally Indian Citizen.Therefore we should not be fight anymore and let us know how to love and respect each other.

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  21. Amazing! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely different
    subject but it has pretty much tthe same layout and design.
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