SHILLONG, Sept 14: The KHADC has today reaffirmed their stand to oppose the new Draft Bill to empower the traditiol institutions proposed by the state government to replace the Ordince. This decision was taken during the All Party meeting of the MDCs which was chaired by the KHADC Chief P. N Syiem.
During the all party meeting, members from the HSPDP were not present, however other members of the District Council including NCP, UDP, Congress, KHM, Independent members Grace Mary Kharpuri and Latiplang Kharkongor were seen attending the meeting.
They have also taken the decision to meet with the Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on September 15, to submit a memorandum opposing any such bill which relates to the Dorbar Shnong, Dorbar Raid, Dorbar Hima and other traditiol institutions since it is the subject matter of the District Council.
“We will meet with the Chief Minister tomorrow along with all the MDCs to oppose any move by the state government to introduce any Bills which come into conflict with the rules and powers of the District Council,” KHADC CEM P. N Syiem said.
All the MDCs present in meeting had also request the KHADC Chief who is also the Chairman of the Federation of Traditiol Dorbar (FTD) to convene a meeting of all the MDCs leaders of various political parties at the earliest.
“On the Grand Assembly held on September 5, we had decided that before taking any step forward regarding any issues concerning the traditiol institutions we should first discuss it under the table of the Federation of Traditiol Dorbar,” the KHADC Chief said adding that they will call all those traditiol Heads who have signed in the memorandum submitted to Mr. Lapang to withdraw the memorandum.
“We understand clearly that the meeting that day most of the traditiol heads were not clear” Syiem said adding that they will have a meeting under one platform so that everything is clarify and asked them to withdraw the memorandum on the same day we will have the meeting.
He also said that it is a matter of great shocked to see the HSPDP party who have always spoken of removing the Para 12 A from the Sixth Schedule of the constitution of India and to strengthen the District Council is changing colour.
Reacting to the evident absence of HSPDP members, Syiem said “Am sad to see that they did not attend this meeting but hope that they come together when we meet the CM and also on the all MDCs leaders meeting to be held soon.”