Evict illegal settlers from Langpih, KSU tells Government
FROM OUR REPORTER
SHILLONG, May 6: The Khasi Students Union (KSU), Langpih area under Hima Raid Mynsaw Sadarship on Friday demanded the State Home Minister Roshan Warjri to take step to immediately evict all new Nepali settlers from the area.
The KSU activists also demanded the state government to enforce the status quo agreement in Langpih area within a month.
Speaking to newsmen here on Friday, Jylliewsingh Marwein, president of KSU, Raid Mynsaw Langpih area and John Nongsiang president KSU SWKH, said that the agreement between Meghalaya and Assam government on June 5, 2010 clearly states in Para 5 that no new settlers from outside will be allowed to settle in Langpih since it is a disputed area.
The delegation of KSU members also met and submitted a memorandum to the Home Minister regarding the matter.
“The presence of these new Nepali settlers has caused inconvenience to the people of the area and they have also forcefully taken away most of farming lands of the local residents. They have also felled trees indiscrimitely,” the KSU leaders said.
They also informed that since 2011 till date there are more than 200 new Nepali families who have settled in the disputed area.
Marwein informed that the villages affected by the presence of the new Nepali settlers are Umtap, Mawsikar, Umwah, Umwahsiang, Umsohram, Umwahshar, Mawbyn,Umion, Umshun, Makoibari etc.
“We urge the Minister to take up the matter seriously since it has affected many people and immediately implement the Para 5 in the area as per the status quo agreed by the two government in 2010 within a month,” he said.
The Minister has assured the Union that she would discuss the matter with Chief Minister Mukul Sangma.