KHADC forms committee to inquire allegations against council

SHILLONG, Oct 20: The Khasi Hill Autonomous District Council (KHADC) has formed a special committee to go into the allegations made by the three non-tribals made against the district council.

It may be mentioned that the three persons had alleged that Hindus are being discriminated in the State.

The trio recently met Governor Satya Pal Malik and alleged that the state machinery in connivance with various pressure groups along with the help of district councils and police are ensuring that the shops and other establishment of such Hindu communities are shut down in the name of trading licence/NOCs from various local institutions.

“These allegation made against the Council has misled not only the Governor but outside the state too,” Chief Executive Member (CEM) of the KHADC, Titosstarwell Chyne told reporters.

The CEM KHADC clarified that that the job of the Council is not to discriminate against anyone but the Trading by Non-Tribal Act non-tribals are allowed to carry out businesses within the jurisdiction of the KHADC.

KHADC summons traditional chiefs of Raid Marwet, Hima Mylliem and Hima Nongspung

Meanwhile, the KHADC has summoned the Syiem of Raid Marwet, Syiem of Hima Mylliem and the Syiem of Hima Nongspung, after Assam constructed a house at Khanapara and a bridge at Balakhawa, Ri-Bhoi district which are under the jurisdiction of the council.

Chyne informed that any further action will be taken after they get their replies from the three parties summoned by the KHADC.

“In Khanapara Assam has encroached into Meghalaya’s jurisdiction by constructing a three storied house to be used as a transit camp for Assam police,” Chyne said after the Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday.

The CEM said that the KHADC has asked for an immediate explanation from the Syiem of Raid Marwet and also Syiem of Hima Mylliem on the matter.

The CEM also said that earlier Assam authorities had stopped the construction of the bridge at Balakhawa but now has restarted and therefore the acting Syiem of Hima Nongspung has been summoned.