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Jolt to government constituted committee


SHILLONG, January 8: The State government’s effort to come up with a comprehensive mechanism to tackle the problem of influx and illegal immigration through consultations with the stake holders received another jolt when the two District Councils in the state refused to submit their views and suggestions to the Constituted committee headed by the Deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh.

The Committee that sat on Thursday was supposed to get the views and opinions of the Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) and the Jaintia Hills Autonomous District Council (JHADC). However, none of their representatives turned up, prompting the Chairman of the committee to decide that it will submit its recommendations sans their views or writing presentation. The committee is supposed to elicit the views of the two constitutiol bodies on the existing State Bemi Act and Tency Bill .However, the Garo Hills Autonomous District Council (GHADC) has shared its views and suggestions with the committee headed by the Deputy Chief Minister Rowell Lyngdoh. Speaking to Newsmen on Thursday, Lyngdoh said, “Both the ADCs have failed to communicate to the committee on the reasons behind their ibility to attend the meetings,” adding, “We however have nothing to say on the failure of the ADCs to attend the committee’s meeting but we have decided we will no longer wait for them but to proceed with the exercise.” Moreover, he also showed his disappointment by saying that they indicated that they are not taking the issue seriously.

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