Bickering over Sordarship leads to clash in Kongthong

SHILLONG, Jun 5: The clash between two groups in Kongthong village, East Khasi Hills on May 27, was allegedly for the post of Sordar.

On Thursday, members of the Raid Kongthong, stated that the actual Sordar of the village, Sylloklang Majaw, was appointed by the District Council and the Syiem (Chief).

However, according to this group another person Kanol Majaw who claimed to be the Sordar tried to take away the right of the actual Sordar to perform the “Shad Puja”.

The group led by Sylloklang said that Kanol did not have the Sanad or the approval to be the Sordar of Raid Kongthong.

They also stated that it was only the duly appointed Sordar who can conduct the whole event called the “Shad Puja”.

“The group led by Kanol Majawa had intended snatch away this right from us,” Secretary of Raid Kongthong, S. Lynrah said.

According to Lynrah, the bickering over the post of Sordar in Raid Kongthong has been there since 2015-16.

It may be mentioned that police has filed a case in the matter following a FIR filed by one Tui Khongsit.

An inquiry into the matter is being conducted and notices have been served to people involved in the incident.

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