SHILLONG, Aug 11: Five days after submitting a memorandum to the State Law Minister R Lyngdoh demanding the Ordince to be scraped the Hynniewtrep Youth Council (HYC) today decided to distribute fifty thousand pamphlets across the state to make the people aware about the negative impact the Ordince will have on the Traditiol customs and belief of the Khasi, Jaintia people, while also terming the State Government Ordince 2015 as an ‘anti custom ordince’.
The HYC have also decided to stage a public meeting on August 14 at Motphran, Shillong at 12 noon in order to decide its next course of action.
“The HYC has taken this step because of the adamant attitude of the state government and after seeing the statement made by the law minister when we asked him to revoke the ordince,” Robert Kharjahrin General Secretary HYC told media person here on Tuesday.
According to him, there are many laws and acts in the Ordince which affects the age old traditions and customs of the people.
Jahrin informed that in section 3 of the Ordince it states that anyone who needs a certificate can write to the Headman and the certificate should be given within 5 days and if the Headman is not able to give the certificate then he will be summoned by the DC to explain the reason for the non-issuing of the certificate.
He further stated that in the age old customs and traditions of the Khasis, Jaintias if any wrong doing was found against the Headman or the Secretary the ones who judge them was the District Councils and the Hima Dorbar but now for the first time they will be judged by the District Commissioner or the Sub Divisiol Officer (SDO) and this goes against our customs and traditions.