SHILLONG, Aug 28: The Khun Hynniewtrep tiol Awakening Movement (KHM) today took out a bike rally from Student Field, Jaiaw, in order to express the party’s firm opposition against the Ordince pertaining to empowering the traditiol institutions approved by the state cabinet as an interim relief to the Headmen and also to create awareness among the general public regarding the same.
Around 30 numbers of bike took part in the rally, which started from Student Field and proceeded towards other parts of the city. The rally saw members of KHM shouting anti-ordince and anti-MUDA Building Bye-Laws slogans.
“This Ordince will only wipe out all the traditiol customs and belief of our people and by organizing this two-wheeler rally we want to open the eyes of the people regarding the ‘ills’ which is in this Ordince,” KHM working president Adelbert Nongrum said while speaking to his party members before the start of the rally.
He said that the second aim of the rally is to try and create awareness amongst the people in order for them to become more aware of what the Ordince really is so that they will not be easily misled by anyone in the future.
“We don’t want to oppose against the Ordince just through the word of mouth but also through actions,” Nongrum said adding that this is just the beginning of their fight to demand from the state government that they should immediately scrap the Ordince.
Nongrum stated that since the District Council has done its job by passing the rules through the (Appointment and Succession of Chiefs and Headmen) Act, 1959 as an interim relief to the Headmen which was also accepted by the Traditiol bodies during a meeting held at the premises of the KHADC on 27 August 2015 the Governor should immediately revoke the Ordince.
Meanwhile, the Khasi Students Union (KSU) Upper Shillong Circle and KSU Lawsohtun Unit expressed strong resentment against the recent notification published by the State government which has included Lawsohtun, Nongkseh, Umlyngka and other Simi urban localities under the jurisdiction of MUDA.
Johnson Nongkhlaw president KSU Lawsohtun Unit informed that they had earlier submitted a memorandum to the Urban Affairs Minister of the State Ampareen Lyngdoh demanding that she immediately withdraw the notification issued on December 5 last.